Episode 036: Metaphors and Microservices with Matt Stine

June 7th, 2017 · 1 hr 14 mins

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Chinchilla Chat: Where It’s All Chinchillas…All The Time…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

03:10 – Matt’s Origin Story in Software Development

09:04 – The Business of Consulting

16:24 – Empathy in Consulting

20:07 – Rigorous Communication and Shared Language; Microservices

Ludwig Wittgenstein

[Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis](Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis)

Metaphors We Live By

39:05 – Ubiquitous Language

Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter

Coraline Ada Ehmke: Metaphors Are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors.

Wittgenstein’s Ladder

Performance of Genetic Algorithms For Data Classification by Matthew Stine


Matt: Ludwig Wittgenstein and language games.

Coraline: The shortcomings of pattern-matching.

Astrid: Using evolution as a model.

Rein: The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

Janelle: Language as a mechanism of control.

Sam: Building a bridge of understanding with progressively less incorrect metaphors.

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