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August 31, 2006

Welcome to KUU and the world of Nassim Nicholas Taleb: 'Known, Unknown, Unknowable'

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This wonderfully original, penetrating yet down-to-earth thinker emailed me a couple hours ago in response to a link I sent him yesterday to the post on agnotology.

Taleb noted that he focuses specifically on the final U — the Unknowable — of KUU.

There is no quicker way to revamp your world view — and improve the quality of your judgment and decision-making — than to read Taleb's iconic book, "Fooled by Randomness."

I would wager that both Sergey Brin and Jaron Lanier, among many other boldface names, have read and enjoyed it.

Who knows?

Perhaps even Donald Rumsfeld, who popularized the wonderfully convoluted "known unknowns and unknown unknowns" epistomological world-view, has paged through it.

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