Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 28, 2016

I will watch the Oscars tonight, I always do. Of course, if the Knick game is close, they get first dibs. I did see Mad Max: Fury Road and Bridge of Spies.

Received 20% off coupons and just ordered a free $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness by David Gelernter looks interesting. He was a Unabomber victim. A deep thinker and mostly conservative, he is also an artist:

"Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defense against complexity. ... The geniuses of the computer field, on the the other hand, are the people with the keenest aesthetic senses, the ones who are capable of creating beauty. Beauty is decisive at every level: the most important interfaces, the most important programming languages, the winning algorithms are the beautiful ones."
David Gelernter

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