Unintentionally Ironic ReadingPublished on: Jan 07, 2023
I caught mention of a book, The Half-Life of Facts, in some podcast or article [editorial aside - I am trying to get better about remembering where I found things], and thought it sounded interesting. After all, one of the amazing things about science is that it tries to prove itself wrong, and only when it can't does it accept something as fact.
So, I picked up a copy and cracked into this weekend.
The book is...friendlier... than I would have hoped for, but in the first quarter [which is as far as I've read so far] the author (Arbesman) [editorial aside - props to Arbesman for also repping a .net TLD] makes comments on both a lot of information having a half-life of around 10 years AND technology in the year 2012.
So, there I found myself, reading a book on information decay right at when the book says half of the knowledge therein is out of date or wrong.
Frickin irony man.