Technology

Dec
31
The Golden 20s

The Golden 20s

The Golden 20s of the 20th century began with the end of WW1 and ended with the stock market crash
3 min read
Sep
21
Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a leap forward not just for the Pi but for single-board computers across the board.
2 min read
Jul
10
Alan Kay on Programming today (and a few other things)

Alan Kay on Programming today (and a few other things)

From a recent Dr. Dobbs interview : On adults – Binstock: So you called them on the lying. Kay: Yeah. But
2 min read
Jun
23

Moore's Law is "dead"

Exhibit A, My 11″ MacBook Air (Late 2010) benchmark rating :   Exhibit B, My 11″ MacBook Air (Mid
Jun
10

Computers for Cynics

Ted Nelson‘s latest video series called “Computers for Cynics” calls it like it is. How refreshing
1 min read
Feb
25

Robot readable world

How do robots see the world? How do they gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us? This
Jan
14

Hey kids, just say NO to programming !

Cory Doctorow’s latest talk ‘The Coming War on General Purpose Computing’ really puts things in perspective
2 min read
Sep
11

40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972)

In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an
May
14

The Dangers of Computer Science Theory

Quotes from Don E. Knuth : “If we make an unbiased examination of the accomplishments made by mathematicians to the
1 min read
Dec
08

Winter 2009 reading

Sonoluminescence: A Galaxy of Nanostars Created in a Beaker (NASA) The Idea Factory – Learning to Think at MIT, Pepper
3 min read