Monday, March 14, 2022

Finding Y

Just being able to read or hear something doesn't mean it makes any sense.  It doesn't even mean it was meant to make sense.  Listening to nonsense might be the very purpose of the communication.

Time limits the amount of information it's possible to process.  Taking too much time to do so can be a net loss if constraints make it impossible to find the correct solution.  Wasting time eliminating nonsense isn't optimal.  

If it eliminates bad data, though, it's still serving a purpose.  At that point, though, it becomes a gamble.  Maybe you solve for x; maybe you get x'd.