These two postings from David Hornik at Venture Blog are definitely funny. It makes the most sense if you read his prior post called “Calendar Calisthenics” first (the serious one in which he laments his compressed schedule) and then you’ll see the humour in the follow-up “Calendar Calisthenics Redux” posting where his friend made fun […] Read More⇒
Archive for July 12, 2004
Macro-structural evolution and continuity despite micro-structural decay, dissolution, and death. How do brains, bodies, ant farms, or civilizations persist when small parts of them die every day/hour/minute?
This article on the Science & Consciousness review discusses the fact that brains appear to be persistent and consistent but their actual physical molecules are recycling in days, hours, and minutes. This makes me think of Steven Johnson’s excellent book Emergence: The Connected Lives Of Ants Brains Cities And Software wherein he discusses the life […] Read More⇒
Roland Piquepaille has a great posting about an application called FaceTop that is definitely worth checking out. Basically, it puts a transparent video conference face on top of the actual screen documents so that the two people can “sit” and work together. Where ever they point, the mouse and cursor go. Neat idea. Probably needs […] Read More⇒
Richard Smalley’s proposal: 5 cents from every gallon of fossil fuel = $10B towards nano-tech and grid power to serve our future power requirements
Richard Smalley recently testified to the U.S. Senate on how how nanotechnologies and distributed power grids are the future of power. Read More⇒