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Satisficing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satisficing

To satisfice means to optimize for all costs including the cost of optimization and information gathering.

In practice it is discovering a solution that is good enough, quickly enough that you can get on with your life. 

If you don't take into account the cost of information gathering you can spend hundreds of hours reading Amazon reviews, and ultimately still not buy the best Thai cookbook. 

Meanwhile if you'd bought the cookbook, you could already be eating tasty thai food. 

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The whole thing seems directly correlated to Knuth's saw about premature optimization being the root of all kinds of evil.

The act of optimization itself must be itself optimized. 

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" I am now running Ubuntu 12.10 full-time on my MacBook Pro 8,2 and have been the happiest I have been really since 10.6.8. It actually freaks me out. I would have bet against it."

http://mergy.org/2012/12/irecognition-i-am-no-longer-apples-target-market/

He attributes this all to the fall of OS X, but I think it is also a testament to the continued progress of the Ubuntu desktop. 

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"It's panicking in a very encouraging way." -- +William Reade

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Last night we went up to St. George's castle on the hill above lisbon, and talked about the status of the Juju Go port.
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Pyramid 1.4a1 has been released.  This is the first major release in the 
1.4 series.  Its primary features are: 

- Easy custom JSON serialization of objects returned from views. 
- Partial Mako and Chameleon template rendering. 
- Third-party addable view, route, and subscriber predicates. 
- Subrequest support. 
- Improved documentation. 

http://docs.pylonsproject.org/projects/pyramid/en/master/whatsnew-1.4.html 

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