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  1. Aug 2022
    1. For those who sought a moremathematical formulation of the basic processes, there was the newly devel-oped mathematical theory of communication, which, it was widely believed inthe early 1950s, had provided a fundamental concept – the concept of “infor-mation” – that would unify the social and behavioral sciences and permit thedevelopment of a solid and satisfactory mathematical theory of human behav-ior on a probabilistic base.
    2. in terms of the new perspectives provided by cybernetics and thecommunication sciences,

      Did Chomsky get onto the cybernetics craze aka "The Bandwagon"?

  2. Apr 2022
    1. The book was reviewed in all major magazines and newspapers, sparking what historian Ronald Kline has termed a “cybernetics craze,” becoming “a staple of science fiction and a fad among artists, musicians, and intellectuals in the 1950s and 1960s.”

      This same sort of craze also happened with Claude Shannon's The Mathematical Theory of Information which helped to bolster Weiner's take.

  3. Aug 2020
    1. It can come as a refreshment to follow the hype and ride the bandwagon from time to time, but you should always do your research first.
    2. The hype is something common in our industry. Remember NoSQL? Or when everyone went crazy over microservices? Or the AI / Machine learning burst? The list goes on and on. People get excited about new and breakthrough technologies and ideas.
  4. Jun 2020
  5. Oct 2019
    1. Take MongoDB for example, sure it's an awesome solution for special situations but i could never figure out why so many people were using it by default. I thought I just didn't understand something, but then it turns out that basically a lot of people were just jumping on the bandwagon and using MongoDB where a normal relation db like Postgres would be more appropriate.