Why “Tinker the Thinkers?”

One definition of Tinker

Tink”er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinkered; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkering.] To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.

Hence the the title of blog can be interpreted as:

  1.  A constant attempt at “mending/stimulating” the thinking of  ALL thinkers (including yours truly)
  2. Especially the lead thinkers of our times –  the leaders in politics, economics and society in general.

“Tinker” has been used as an euphemism. It is an understatement, an understatement for affect.

One Response

  1. I strongly recommend:

    Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis
    by Rowan Jacobsen.

    http://www.rowanjacobsen.com/books/fruitless-fall

    My thoughts – In recent years, honeybee hives have been mysteriously dying out with immediate detriment to various cash crops. The crisis with honey bees is a microcosm of many other problems that we face. They are systemic problems, caused by lots of little malfunctions and not by one single cause that can be addressed by a silver bullet. Reading the book really clarified my thoughts about it, made me understand “holistic” methods for the first time.

    We also all learned of the time/cost/features triangle in software development. The book reminds us that in real world systems there is another balance that has to be maintained – between efficiency and resiliency.

    The book touches on the natural history of the honey bee, its evolution and ecology and the history of the role it plays in human affairs, all of which is interesting.

    But even absent all that, the book is very well written and is an entertaining read, a scientific whodunit.

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