Should this be a map or 500 maps? (escapethealgorithm.substack.com)
from tedu@inks.tedunangst.com to inks@inks.tedunangst.com on 04 Jul 18:37
https://inks.tedunangst.com/l/5132

There are many things to take from this story — about beginner’s mind, the diversity of human experience, and the interoperability of language. But what stood out to me most was two opposing lessons about shared protocols and modularity. Tomás’ experiment failed. It failed because each amateur cartographer injected their own methodology and process, resulting in incompatible maps. But in another sense, Tomás succeeded. Sure, maybe this collection of artifacts would be useless for military strategy or commerce, but on the other hand... LOOK AT THESE MAPS, THESE MAPS RULE.

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