Market design is about understanding the details of markets in sufficient detail so that we can help fix them when they are broken.
Once you get the right image the details aren’t that important.
A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
Once I start writing about something, it goes off rather fast, and sometimes details which might be interesting such as what the room looked like or what somebody said that was not exactly on the same subject tend to get lost.
Modern scientific knowledge appeared piecemeal. Historians wrote about human history; physicists tackled the material world; and biologists studied the world of living organisms. But there were few links between these disciplines, as researchers focused on getting the details right.
I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
At 93, so deep in dementia that she didn’t remember any details of her life, my mother somehow still knew songs.