Entries tagged with: Paul Saffo

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Paul Saffo on Forecasting

Paul Saffo gave the Long Now Seminar tonight. Here are some of his more telling observations: The biggest mistake a forecaster can make is to be more certain than the facts suggest. When changes cluster at the extremes, it's a...

Thursday Topsight, February 22, 2007

Clearing out some of the backlog... • Word of the Week: Retroprobium A neologism by Paul Saffo, retroprobium is defined as "retroactive opprobrium... judging past actions by present standards." A clear example would be the horror we feel today at...

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