I wrote this blog on a plane on a little notebook flying to a funeral and it’s not my best but the best I could do and I wanted to get something in so here it is. Not even any pictures. Oh, well.
We are being gamed:
I’m reading Weapons of Math Destruction, by O’Neil. I highly recommend it because it is so informative, about how we are being manipulated and controlled by algorithms, computer programs we know nothing about. It has chapters on college admissions, loans, prison sentences, and other areas of life, some of which probably apply to you. We are being gamed.
It is very interesting,and well written, and yet I have trouble sticking with it. It doesn’t hold my attention for very long. I think partly because it is somewhat repetitive. One algorithm screws us in one area and then another one in another area and then —. But I’m doing ok reading it in chunks, even tho I can’t always even finish a chapter as a chunk.
The book provides support to conspiracy theorists, of which I think I may be becoming one. And I think this program I’m using which puts spaces in strange places may be in conspiracy with facebook, which keeps cutting the tops, or sometimes the sides, off my pictures.
So my strategy is to commit to finishing it, because it is valuable information, and interesting in one sense, and to just keep reading chunks at a time til I’m done. And try to read a whole chapter as each chunk, but not to worry about it if I can’t.
So this is about ADHD, and how it causes me problems in my life, and about strategies to cope, but really it is a book recommendation. I hope you’ll follow it and give some comments for feedback.
Minimally significant comment o the day:
Well, guess what. I didn’t have my computer to provide pictures to put in but then I realized I could copy one off another post. So we are not entirely pictureless anyway.
living with ADHD