Archive for June 2007

10 Weaknesses of Human Intelligence

In the previous article on How Your Mind Really Works, we explored the key strengths of human intelligence, such as our ability to identify invariant patterns and to recognize specific instances of them. But these strengths don’t come without major drawbacks. The human mind certainly has its share of weaknesses, gaps, and blind spots. It’s…

How Your Mind Really Works

How is it that your mind is capable of handling new situations you’ve never previously encountered? How do you solve a problem you’ve never solved before? Is this just the magic of consciousness, or is there an underlying process — or algorithm — your mind uses behind the scenes to deal with the unique experiences…

Moving Day

Erin and I are moving to a new house today, and for the past week we’ve been busy packing. The new house is less than six miles away, so we’ll still be living in NW Las Vegas. When we bought our current home in 2005, we could just barely afford it, and we knew going…

The Truth About Piracy

After posting the recent article on Copyright and Intellectual Property, I expected someone would question whether the whole notion of copyrights is fear-based. Sure enough someone did. It’s a very good question — is the whole notion of intellectual property inherently rooted in fear and scarcity thinking? Should we feel free to pirate whatever we…

New York Times vs. Digg – Strange New Media

Over the past several years, it’s been interesting to witness the shift from old media publishing outlets such as major newspapers towards new media outlets like websites and blogs. Even old media outlets that have major web sites aren’t quite the same as the new beasts of dedicated online publishing. Let me share some actual…

Copyright and Intellectual Property

As a blogger and a former software developer, I must frequently deal with copyright issues. For most of my adult life, intellectual property has been my primary source of livelihood and remains so to this day. While some people take issue with the concept of intellectual property and believe that all content should be free,…

StevePavlina.com FAQ

I recently added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to StevePavlina.com to address the most common questions I receive. The FAQ is pretty basic right now — about a dozen questions answered — but it’s already saving me a lot of time. My email volume has dropped considerably (about 30-50%) since I added it. In…