Archive for September, 2007

As simple as possible, but no simpler

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Search on the web for "as simple as possible, but no simpler" and the web will tell you that Albert Einstein said this. Einstein said a lot of things, and a lot of things are attributed to him; knowing whether he, in fact, said a particular pithy quote is a ...

What’s the opposite of ‘hype’?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

There must be an antonym for 'hype.' To hype something is to engage in hyperbole about it: Apple products have generated their share of hype. (For example: Steve Jobs said, "We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.") I don't mean 'anti-hype' ...

The Young Geek, Mocked by His Crush, Fantasizes About Future World Domination, When He’ll Have Cyborg Raping Powers

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Jonathan Coulton is "a musician, a singer-songwriter and an internet superstar." He wrote a sweet, goopy song called Code Monkey that I like, as well as a song about the Mandelbrot set. But he also wrote a song called "The Future Soon." It it, the protagonist sings: Last week I ...