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Two Things
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Two Things

Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:09:00 PM

This game says that any field of study can be summed up with two key points - anything else either follows from the two things, or isn't really necessary.

Origins and examples can be found in this Agoraphilia post.

So, try reducing your field down to its Two Things!

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Eustacia -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:45:27 PM -- 13 of 88
Krusticus Rex

Science:

1. Artifactual data proves nothing.
2. All data is artifactual.

bellasera -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:50:52 PM -- 14 of 88
Meanwhile, I'm sitting her saying, "Mormo? What's a mormo?" Obviously I am.

Public Relations:
1. There's no such thing as bad press.
2. But you can always make it better.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:52:35 PM -- 15 of 88
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

Writing: Include what's necessary; leave out everything else.

GregD -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:09:19 PM -- 16 of 88
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Biology:

  1. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. That's a complicated way of saying that the development of a single organism reflects that organism's evolution from previous specie.
  2. Change is driven by natural selection.

GregD -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:10:26 PM -- 17 of 88
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Writing: Include what's necessary; leave out everything else.

I once had a prof tell me writing should be like bad sex. Get in, get off, get out.

Ellie Mayhem -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:14:12 PM -- 18 of 88

I think I slept with that professor.

tikibar -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:17:00 PM -- 19 of 88

Web programming as is mostly done in the real world:

1) Control-C
2) Control-V

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:28:26 PM -- 20 of 88
"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"--President Trump (tweeting)

Hahas to 18 and 19.

Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:32:01 PM -- 21 of 88
Trust the force and never keep receipts. -Kate D.

Programming:
1. Code with a mind to reusing as much as possible
2. Build early and often

Ase -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:39:53 PM -- 22 of 88
"Cold cold empty void", "Grandma's food for worms now". Atheist hymns, by Jamie R.

Research psychology

1. Find a good paradigm.
2. Use that paradigm as much as possible.

j. ross -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 08:42:38 PM -- 23 of 88

House husbandry:

1. That can wait until tomorrow.
2. That can too.

Kate Carmichael -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 09:42:11 PM -- 24 of 88

Child welfare:

  1. If they don't get it when the kids are taken away, they ain't gonna get it.
  2. Err in favor of the child.

pepper -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 01:34:35 AM -- 25 of 88
Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often

Public Relations

1/Perception is reality

2/Perception is rarely reality

(Bella- didn't know you worked in PR too)

RainCityChick -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 01:39:53 AM -- 26 of 88
in dreams begin responsibilities

Theatre:

Don't forget your lines

Don't run into the furniture/set

RainCityChick -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 01:41:06 AM -- 27 of 88
in dreams begin responsibilities

Non-profits:

You have to look like money to get money

Everything is mission-critical

winger -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 02:58:06 AM -- 28 of 88
If I wanted to share your point of view I'd sit on your lap.

Marketing:

  1. Identify who you are trying to reach (target audience)
  2. Don't just reach them, grab them by the balls (market penetration with compelling message)

winger -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 03:01:10 AM -- 29 of 88
If I wanted to share your point of view I'd sit on your lap.

Marketing Redux:

  1. Say it clearly
  2. Say it often

Though if you do #2 really, really well you can sometimes ignore #1.

Sakti -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 03:54:34 AM -- 30 of 88

Quality Assurance Systems:

Plan and document what you need to do.

Document that you did it.

Dina -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 04:58:23 AM -- 31 of 88

Graphic Design
1. Gestalt Principles of Perception
2. Visual Heiarchy

Dina -- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 -- 05:05:44 AM -- 32 of 88

Or Graphic Design:
1. Elements of Design: Line, shape, texture, value & color, space
2. Principles of Design: Movement, balance, emphasis, unity

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