Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Goodhart’s Law

Goodhart’s Law: Once a social or economic indicator or other surrogate measure is made a target for the purpose of conducting social or economic policy, then it will lose the information content that would qualify it to play such a role. Translation: once people know what you’re measuring, they start to game the system. Read […]

obama sundae?

It’s funny, I was thinking more or less this, sorta subconsciously when I heard that great speech. It was under the surface, but it was there: am I now the only person left on the planet who finds Barack Obama a little bit dull? Every time I listen to him, I start off thinking I’m […]