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

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.

Jan 212020

The neuroses of the village can now be disseminated with the speed and efficiency of an advanced civilization.

Nov 212019

It is a mild defect of computers that they imitate humans imperfectly, and a grave defect of humans that they cannot imitate computers at all.

Oct 172018

We used to suspect that our friends and neighbors were mad, and now, thanks to modern technology, we know they are.

Apr 172018

Regressions Toward the Mean

5. John Podhoretz
4. Charlie Sheen / Emilio Estevez
3. The Rockefellers
2. The family business
1. The Kennedys