Use strong concept handles E: Naming concepts like a hook
The idea of concept-handles is itself a concept-handle; it means a catchy phrase that sums up a complex topic.
Eliezer Yudkowsky is really good at this. “belief in belief“, “semantic stopsigns“, “applause lights“, “Pascal’s mugging“, “adaptation-executors vs. fitness-maximizers“, “reversed stupidity vs. intelligence“, “joy in the merely real” – all of these are interesting ideas, but more important they’re interesting ideas with short catchy names that everybody knows, so we can talk about them easily.
trademarks (and generalization like Xerox, to google)
I definitively see this in relationship with Roam and note taking - 7 years ago I had vague ideas but nothing to pin it on. Now I can just say Zettelkasten, and a group of people are onboard (but many others are lost)
Interesting also how different intellectuals become known for a single concept, like ZPD...
How does this relate to
the idea that coming up with completely meaningless terms is better because then you can define them, and people don't have predefined notions (#missingLink)
or the spatial relationship when talking - I'll park a concept here #missingLink
What kinds of concepts does this work well for? What kinds of hooks? Are there concepts I have that I could do this with?
What happens if concept is watered out/changed? Appropriated?
gay, n**er, metoo
How do you fight against it if its unfair?
liberal latte-drinking East coast elite snowflakes