Titles are Evil
Last Updated: 2019-08-08 18:04

Malcolm Ocean gets it. There's a terrible thing that happens when you try to encapsulate your essay with a title. Somehow, the label takes on a life of its own, and you sometimes forget the content inside the essay.

This happens to my own essays where I think "Oh, huh, this essay is called 'Learning from Past Experiences'". Sounds kinda boring.

And in fact it was not boring and it was good.

I'm thinking of maybe instead transitioning to just numbers + summaries instead.

For example, a format like: Essay 10 [Fading novelty, ways to address it, and a brief digression into typography.]