Posts tagged with "fiction"
Everyone has a theory about the final five Cylons, so I thought I’d present mine.
As I was standing outside with a cigarette in hand almost leaning against the wall, I felt the wind change. Or rather it took on a sudden energy of its own, different from the regular stream of air coming from ongoing traffic. The smoke from my cigarette went into my eye with a distinctive sting. It's at times like these that I ponder what it would be like not to smoke. Only years later would I quit. But at this moment in time, being smoke-free only meant that my eye was not welling up with water. As I reach for my face, as if I could somehow grab or control the smoke, a drop of water falls on the tip of my cigarette. And as we all know, where there's one drop, there are many.
This is an article from the dumpster. I wasn't happy with the ending so six months ago I didn't post it. However, it does have an interesting point to make as it concerns our future with machines. So I post it here for anyone interested in unpublished articles and what kind of stuff doesn't get the green light. I found myself enjoying reading it again. Maybe others will too. Enjoy!
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Alan Kay Presentations 1987 (video 2 parts)
History of computers. Must see for programmers.
A Conversation with Alan Kay Dec/Jan 2004-2005
Talks about the state of programming.
Alan Kay on Learning with Computers (video)
Talks about different ways people learn and how this fits in with computers. Kinda boring.
Douglas Engelbart's 1968 Mother of All Demos
The most impressive demo you will ever see.