My favorite anecdote on building tight feedback loops and seeing the problem to see your problem.
Data scientists, not just janitors.
(Minor spoilers for Iron Man.)
There’s an exchange early in Iron Man (2008) that I think about a lot. Two characters must suddenly complete a long-running project and time is running out:
I want to see a negative before I provide you with a positive.
As a working scientist and scholar, I am, in many ways, a professional writer. I enjoy writing and hope to get better doing it. Heck, that’s one reason I started making these posts.
I’ve decided to start blogging. I can already hear the deafening silence: A blog?!? In 2020? Blogging is dead and buried!
Indeed. Blogs are long gone (having peaked in popularity over 10 years ago), and the world is currently on fire, so why bother now?