Monthly Archives: February 2013

Charlatan or Guru

A friend asked my opinion about Clotaire Rapaille, whose firm Archetype Discoveries Worldwide promises to “discover the hidden cultural forces that pre-organize the way people behave toward a product, service or concept.” In particular, my friend asked to what extent would I guess this is the work of a charlatan or a guru. You can […]


I started reading Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms, and I am struck in the first chapters how much I want to be on board with the revolution-as-seen-from-1980. You can read a bit more about Mindstorms here, and it figures prominently in both the Lego’s Mindstorms robotic toy, but also this amazing essay on learning to code. But […]