Less is Moore.

I was watching “A Beautiful Mind” recently and was struck how much the mathematician John Nash’s schizophrenia, as portrayed in the movie, was like my online life: Ethereal voices constantly impinging on my attention, demanding responses, distracting me from the work (and people) at hand. Only in my case it’s email messages, not hallucinations. I […]

Less is Moore.

Two by Sterling.

Two early 90’s talks by Bruce Sterling: Free as Air, Free As Water, Free As Knowledge: ‘What’s information really about? It seems to me there’s something direly wrong with the “Information Economy.” It’s not about data, it’s about attention. In a few years you may be able to carry the Library of Congress around in […]

Two by Sterling.

Reality vs. Moore’s Law.

Game, set, and match. [1] The Inquirer: Moore’s Law meets market saturation. “Today, accountants to video heads have enough horsepower at their fingertips to keep themselves sated. Why shell out $1500 in next year’s technology for a measly 3-5% performance bump on the most bleeding-edge applications?” [2] Brewster Kahle on storage requirements at the Internet […]

Reality vs. Moore’s Law.

Matter vs antimatter.

What would happen if the Fightin’ Whities met up with Blackpeopleloveus.com? Chaos! Mayhem! Rampant irony! The Fightin’ Whites is the nickname of an intramural basketball team at the Univ. of North Colorado. They just raised $100K for Native American student scholarships from selling stuff in their store. Cool! As the site says, Go get ’em […]

Matter vs antimatter.

Retro Dickens.

Dickens’ novel Great Expectations was published serially starting in December 1860 — a new episode appearing each week, just like The West Wing. Now, in December 2002, you can read Dickens’ Great Expectations as Victorians did — except you’ll be viewing .PDF facsimiles that look like the original newsprint broadsides. A new edition comes out […]

Retro Dickens.