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May 19, 2018

Fine-tuning the perceptron in Buffalo, circa 1960.


December 28, 2016

“Algorithmic thinking as a novel and productive point of view for understanding and transforming the sciences, started probably with Turing. Natural phenomena in many scientific fields (including mathematics, statistics, physics, astronomy, biology and economics) are intrinsically computational in nature: examples include chemical processes in living cells, the self-organizing behavior of complex systems consisting of many interacting particles, mechanisms governing human evolution, and the collective behavior of competing agents in an economy. These natural science areas should be explored through a computational lens.”

December 26, 2016
“Von Neumann e Wiener condividevano un interesse appassionato per la biologia. Entrambi vedevano in una comprensione piu’ approfondita della biologia il fine ultimo delle loro esplorazioni della scienza del computer e dell’informazione.”
~ “Lo scienziato come ribelle”, Dyson.

October 24, 2012

May 6, 2012

Pattern discovery will be the PC of the ’30-’40s

April 17, 2012

« We are the last aristocracy. » ~ From a hacker mailing list

March 13, 2012

« The PC is the LSD of the 1990s. » ~ Timothy Leary

December 25, 2011

« Reforms by advances, that is, by new methods or gadgets, are of course impressive at first, but in the long run they are dubious and in any case dearly paid for. They by no means increase the contentment or happiness of people on the whole. Mostly, they are deceptive sweetenings of existence, like speedier communications which unpleasantly accelerate the tempo of life and leave us with less time than ever before. Omnis festinatio ex parte diaboli est — all haste is of the devil, as the old masters used to say. »
~ “Memories, dreams, reflections”, C.G. Jung.

December 13, 2011

« At either end of the educational spectrum, there lies a hacker class. »
~ From a hacker blog

November 19, 2011

« Him she found sweating with toil as he moved to and fro about his bellow in eager haste; for he was fashioning tripods, twenty in all, to stand around the wall of his well-builded hall, and golden wheels had he set beneath the base of each that of themselves they might enter the gathering of the gods at his wish and again return to his house, a wonder to behold. »
~ Iliad, XVIII.