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New words I’ve learned through Horizon 13/01/23

“externalization machine” – View of a firm that it inherently exists to internalise (i.e. appropriate) profit and externalise (i.e. discard) responsibility Quine–Duhem thesis – it is impossible to test a single hypothesis on its own, because it is entangled in a set of theories. cf ‘confirmation holism’ declarative reality – The idea that certain people…

Horizon CDT chat roundup

Digital watercooler – what are horizon folks talking about: RT @CultureCalling: All Falls Down promises an audience driven, fully improvised, immersive experience created by the Off West End award wi… (Joe – 2017 cohort via twitter) @Ornid It’s the 95th day of Christmas (Andrew – 2015 cohort via twitter) Wordle 562 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩…

Fallacy of the month- Tone policing

Type of fallacy: Red herring  Definition: – focusing on emotion behind (or resulting from) a message rather than the message itself as a discrediting tactic. Example: Critic: “Our office’s atmosphere is unsuitable for starting constructive conversations about reforms for the future of the company. A number of improvements are needed.” Respondent “Well, if you don’t…


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I am an HR professional, and mature part-time doctoral student on the Horizon programme at the University of Nottingham School of Computer Science. Any comments in this blog reflect my personal views.