Month: January 2019

Socrates is a Man Example

There is a famous example of deductive logic. All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. In Blawx, “Man” is a category. “Socrates” is an object. “Mortal” is an attribute of the “Man” category. The phrase “All men are mortal” is a rule. The phrase “socrates is a man” is a …

Blawx.com Launched

Well, I’ve been talking about it on Twitter for a couple of months, and now here it is. Blawx is a real thing you can try. Here’s what you need to know: First, this is alpha software. It is very likely very seriously broken in serious ways. Releasing it like this is an experiment. Second, …

The Absolute Basics

The Interface Blawx uses puzzle-like drag and drop pieces to allow you to specify facts, rules, and questions. Only the right kinds of pieces will fit into each other. If two pieces refuse to connect, it means you are trying to connect the wrong kind of piece. Hold your mouse over the piece you are …