Computing – Everything


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

Nov 052021

We are apt to imagine software as scaling indefinitely, which it does not, because we think of it as a form of writing, which does.

Aug 262020

It is a world of men who look like Unix system administrators, without the Unix system administration skills.

Jul 232020

Dr. Seuss names his creatures Thing 1 and Thing 2 to signify that they are not distinct in any important way; statistics names its errors Type 1 and Type 2 to signify that they are.

May 252020

My father’s two fundamental rules for computer programming were Optimize Later and Optimize Never; and this, like so much advice about programming, also goes for life.