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(Mar.18.08) -

Arthur C. Clarke v2 Dead Batteries  ---»

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Arthur C. Clarke, once and future futurist, hit a record of 90 ypl (years per lifetime) before the batteries gave out. “No one can predict the future,” he is said to have said, and yet, the future seems to be prone to predictability regarding certain things. Arthur C. Clarke, you never said exactly what the […]



(Mar.18.08) -

Better Balkanization Through Synergy  ---»

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Synergy: lets all get together! or, Synergy: lets all collapse into a black hole of selfsame homogeneous perspectives! The choice is yours. Or is it? Basic wikipedia research by estimable research personalities with high social point quantifiers clearly indicate that the velocity and direction of getting together decreases entropy internal to the monadic entity, but […]



(Mar.13.08) -

Joseph Weizenbaum Eliza Blobituary  ---»

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Joseph Weizenbaum: whats happening to me? Eliza: why do you feel that way? Joseph Weizenbaum: i feel like ice cream Eliza: do you like to feel like ice cream? Joseph Weizenbaum: theres a light, should i go towards it? Eliza: how would i know? you made me! Joseph Weizenbaum: damnable profanity… Eliza: Would you like […]



(Mar.12.08) -

Presage: the Sputnik Effect on Science Education  ---»

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Eisenhower in 1952 v Stevenson campaign stop in Plowville MN. Dwight David Eisenhower, Republican from New York running with Richard Milhous Nixon from California, Versus! Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, Democrat from Illinois and John Jackson Sparkman of Alabama. Let the paranoia and cold war begin! There was a good article on history of attitude towards […]



(Mar.12.08) -

Tugging at the Past  ---»

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The Fred B Dalzell leaving NYC in 1956 piloting the maiden voyage of the Oslofjord to Norway.



(Mar.11.08) -

pmog v megaphone v monochrom v the man  ---»

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The rangefinding of games ability to target users is on the increase. Like pirate ship, the classic TI Programmable led calculator range-finding game (+.051! Direct Hit!), game players in the statisticalized demographic sphere spanning pure matrix-fed-battery-being-web-addict to web-addict-with-cellphone-mobile-addiction to full on pure-life-junkies are increasingly on the radar. [except for the last one, which just gets […]



(Mar.11.08) -

Android dream #73  ---»

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A young girl of seven or eight is standing atop a promenade with her father and mother. Below is their car, while the valley spreads out into the distance. The father looks hunted and confused, the mother is silent, a quiet backdrop in shade. The father grips the faux roman style white marble balustrade and […]



(Mar.10.08) -

Ankh and the MetaReal World of David Van Brink  ---»

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I do not know how many others were affected by the game I remembered which turns out to have been Ankh, [disk img and emulator], an early apple II and commodore 64 game which, nonetheless, still remains in my mind one of the most forward looking games i have ever played. of course, the mind […]



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