Monthly Archives: November 2014

Division of labor and specialization as applied to ideas

Two important concepts we get from economics that enable the human race to go to the next level are division of labor and specialization. Adam Smith, in formulating the notion of the division of labor, said that it was always … Continue reading

Posted in Economics

Nov 2014 Top500 list

I might as well copy-paste the main summary of the June 2014 Top500 list, as the November list says much the same thing. There’s almost no change in the top 10, little performance growth compared to The Way It Was™, … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

2015: Year of the minor planet

It’s been some number of years now since the “demotion” of Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet, according to the new (as of 2006) definition of a planet by the International Astronomical Union. I think most people familiar … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Science (general)