A Big Little Idea Called Legibility

Venkatesh Rao, of ribbonfarm.com, wrote about the idea of states and large organizations frequently imposing “order” on pre-existing chaotic systems, in an effort to improve https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2010/07/26/a-big-little-idea-called-legibility/.

His primary source is the book Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, in which the author, James C. Scott, describes some major social engineering ventures in history that have failed spectacularly.

Monday, June 14, 2021


I am:

… a son of God, who is Good.

… the husband of the beautiful Juanita Weldon.

… the father of Destiny and Simeon, and the second dad to Julie and Johnny.

Thursday, May 7, 2015