But beware the macchine inutili fallacy, which is the tendency to assume that a complex artifact must be in the nature of a can opener and not a useless machine.

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Aug 24, 2022Liked by Jon Stokes

What a brilliant piece!!

Nothing impressed me like that for a long time!

Will forward to normies that ask 'what is that bitcoin thing?' and then fall asleep on 30th second of my explanation

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Regarding “If anyone has heard this “can opener” thing before and thinks they know where it came from, please get in touch with me.” — I read the can opener metaphor in a circa 2015 article by David Chapman. https://meaningness.com/understanding

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