Notes for the week of 2021-08-16
How to avoid confusing explanations
Julia Evans, who is a great explainer, has written a post about patterns she’s noticed in explanations she finds confusing. She goes on to clearly explain this set of patterns.
The debate on a third shot
What we know about vaccine effectiveness against Delta
Recently, it was reported that there were more vaccinated people in the hospital in Israel than unvaccinated people. Does that mean the COVID-19 vaccines don’t work? No, and this article explains the math behind this.
A simple FAQ to clear up myths around addressing climate change
Better forms for free
Tally provides featureful web forms (moreso than Google Forms) with almost all features for free. This looks like a powerful product with an uncommonly good free tier. Found via Jane Friedman’s Electric Speed newsletter.
Untools: tools for better thinking
Untools provides frameworks to help with problem solving and decision making. Examples include Ishikawa Diagram, Cynefin Framework, Eisenhower Matrix.