What’s Wrong With The Magic of Reality?

A couple of months ago, I picked up Richard Dawkins’ book The Magic of Reality: how we know what’s really true. I read the first few lines and I was hooked. Here was someone talking about the magic of dinosaurs and the universe. He even talked about stage magic not being “real magic”. I was intrigued. Then things took a turn for the worst. Dawkins makes

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Aspects of Wizardry: Be Creative, not Reactive

Wizards create, they don’t react. They come up with a new way to solve a problem, instead of just jumping into the fray by reacting. Thank you Tobias Beckwith for this story about Steve Jobs. When low cost microprocessors and memory became available Steve Jobs didn’t react. He refused to jump on the Netbook bandwagon. He said “We don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer

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