Computing

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

Oct 152014
 

Better that X guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted. Solve for X.

Aug 152014
 

People put up with more from software than they ever would from humans.

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.