Computing

I did not write a program to generate this book; I am that program.

Aug 142014
 

Relativity is uncertainty for infants, Heisenberg for children, and Gödel for adolescents. Uncertainty for adults is the halting problem.

May 152014
 

We invent metrics partly to dignify arguments, but mostly to disguise them.

Apr 212014
 

Nothing dispels the illusion of planning and control like watching someone use your software.

Feb 282014
 

The great divide will be crossed not when a computer can pass a Turing test, but when it can give one.

Jan 202014
 

Our ancestors believed in ghosts of people; we believe in multiple regression — ghosts of causes.

Sep 302013
 

All problems are technical, but not all techniques are adequate.

Sep 102013
 

All computer languages aspire to the condition of LISP.