Wiki Contributions


In the very near future the internet will answer all of our questions and that makes me sad

I believe you meant "in contrast with vertical search like Google".

I agree in general with your point about incentives. However, there is also another angle to consider: other companies. Google will have to keep innovating to some extent; if it doesn't, other rival search services may do so threatening Google's market share (although this threat would probably not be very impactful given the number of people used to Google).

4 Kinds of Learning

Books don't have a learning model at their core, their main aim isn't to impart information, but rather, to store it (this https://andymatuschak.org/books/ makes the point better than I did).

The Best Software For Every Need

What would you say makes Ommwriter better than Scrivener? 

My Fear Heuristic

How does your new approach compare with the "fear heuristic" method you used previously?

Check OK, babble-read, optimize (how I read textbooks)

Putting the process of reading a textbook into words, and a practical framework, helped me, but I think this post did not offer as much value as the Jenga tower one you wrote previously, perhaps due the "obviousness" of this post's material (I do recognize that although this may not be helpful to me, it is helpful to others).

Define Your Learning Goal: Competence Or Broad Knowledge

Is there a way to build broad knowledge for sight reading pieces, or is it merely a matter of sufficiently immersing oneself by just practicing?

What currents of thought on LessWrong do you want to see distilled?

Yes, I am quite hesitant to leap into the Sequences, not knowing how valid the studies cited are. I too would like to know how some of the mainstay LW concepts fare in light of the replication crisis (as psychology especially has faced a lot of problems in that regard).