Hand Models

Hand Models

How much fun are you going to have with Howard Gershen’s second post on counting and reasoning? Innumerable amounts. Don’t expect any new rules of thumb, but he does offer some insights where it really counts.—Editor

Down for the Count

Down for the Count

When I read Howard Gershen’s riff on counting with his fingers, what came to mind instantly was theory of mind in the way that I heard Alan Alda explain it at George Washington University as a guest speaker for the Smithsonian. We know that words and pictures work...
Managing Language Chaos

Managing Language Chaos

Echoing Lewis Carroll, a colleague reminded me once that words mean whatever we choose to have them mean—a practice that might work if we lived in isolation from one another and if nothing that we said or did mattered. Alas, language, like personal devices, seems to...
Tackling the Technical Challenge of Getting Lost and Found Indoors

Tackling the Technical Challenge of Getting Lost and Found Indoors

Knowledge sharing and collaboration is a big tent, and any number of ways to practice the craft are available to our staff. One of MITRE’s geospatial teams chose to take their interest in sharing positioning data for reasons of public safety to a convention center in...

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