Category Archives: musings

Various non research topics not to be taken too seriously.

Nuclear Pedagogy

This a followup on Wadge’s Law Every Computer Science course has a tendency to degenerate into a programming course. This just begs to be generalized. What about programming courses? Do they degenerate? To what? For example, according to language teachers … Continue reading

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B before A

Remember this Wadge’s Law Whenever you want to do something, there’s always someone who says there’s something else you have to do first. Call  the thing you want to do A, the thing you’ve been told you have to do … Continue reading

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Department of Redundancy Department

If you ever took an English course. you learned that “redundancy” is a bad thing. It means useless, wasted repetition. If you live in the UK you dread being made “redundant” because it means your boss has no use for you … Continue reading

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Laws of the Universe and Teaching

Time for another break from research (at least the normal kind). I seem to be always discovering fundamental Laws of the Universe, especially about teaching. I’d like to share some of them with you.  They are each called “Wadge’s Law” … Continue reading

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I deduce you are studying logic

This summer I was at LC2015, the big European logic conference (it was great). I was sitting listening to a talk with one of my logic buddies when the speaker mentioned “deontic logic”, which is a fancy Greek name for … Continue reading

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