The goldfish telling the great white shark what life’s like in the ocean, and other logical fallacies.

From IRC : mats: At the suggestion of an acquaintance, am re-reading ‘A Fire Upon the Deep’ * ascii_field liked it. mats: Acquaintance noted that Vinge had an idea that predates ‘The Cult of Langsec’. That is: translation to an intermediate language with low expressive power, then back to whatever’s parsed by original recipient, as […]