Economic Multipliers (115)

Do you know what these are?

They help CREATE wealth in systems.

‘Smart’ software is not always an economic multiplier.


I love spell check. I even love editing features that correct my typing mistakes as I make them.

My typing skills are not as refined as those of the individual who once trained on a typewriter. I grew up in the ‘keyboard’ era where the delete key was very easy to use.

When I wrote about the toothpick tree (No. 114), I typed the words Salvadora Persica. Somehow those words got (temporarily) transformed into Salvadoran Persia.

If you wanted to know about something like a tree, it would be tough to find it if you weren’t looking for the right thing.

I still can’t figure out how the name of the tree got ‘transformed’ since spell check features usually query you on changes.

Likewise, I don’t even know if this particular tree is considered an invasive species: Even if it isn’t, it could become invasive in a non-native area.

Is it a good thing to ‘feature’ a tree that you’ve never seen?

There are lots of different ways to be ‘smart.’