Song of the siren

The song of the siren is an old tale. The sirens are these sea creates that looks like the most beautiful women that the observers (men at sea) could even imagine.

They sing their songs, luring the men closer and closer to the edge of their ships, and eventually having them slip into the water where the sirens then devour them alive like sharks.

Moral of the story

You see something that is so beautiful that you just sprint towards it, but once you embrace it you are devoured by it.

Sample applications of this is Overdoing volatility decomposition.


  • J. Löwy (January 27, 2021), “Righting Software - System Design” [Workshop], NDC London 2021.