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4 weeks ago
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Technology Has Lost Its Pragmatism.

People can only deal with ambiguities. That's our life. Our brains fill in the gaps and we move along. AI Chat works because the person chatting with the computer is the one doing all the work. There's no red light when you misunderstand something. Conversation continues along. It's only when there's some problem that we end up diving into a word or phrase, only to find that each of us means something subtly different.
Good programmers know that every name we use is wrong in some way or another. This is why talking to a programmer can be so frustrating sometimes. They keep asking you to define simple things that everybody knows. They know that everybody doesn't really know much, but the program has to work anyway.