Here is a comment I made to a recent and mostly revolting NYTimes article entitled ‘Why Transcending Race is a Lie’: I beg your pardon. You say, “…both groups of people could occupy the same spaces yet have completely different experiences: a white America and a black America. This was true in 1619, in 1865… Continue reading A Comment to the NYTimes
The global population is growing while jobs are shrinking. And there appears to be no magic bullet on the horizon. Steam – Electricity – Communications – What’s next? No one knows. The emerging technologies – the ones we know about now – are all job thieves. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Nanotechnology, and Quantum Computing are… Continue reading The Job Problem
My go to rock and roll album at the moment is Free’s 1970’s classic ‘Fire and Water’. It seems to lack the hubris of other contemporary acts and presents true classic rock and roll in such away as the music form was originally birthed. Preamble aside – I love it. After something like 45 years… Continue reading An Overlooked Rock Classic
Midway into the book the author poses the question, “What is Quality in thought and statement?” He writes as a result the atmosphere in his university creative writing class was ‘explosive’. (I believe we’re talking about Montana State University in the late ‘50s.) Some of the students whined, ‘How are we to know what quality… Continue reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Part 2
I am rereading Robert Pirsig’s classic book and I have to say that while I am enjoying it there are parts of it that I found bothersome once I delved a little into the back story to paint in what appeared to be narrative omissions. I was an idealistic 20 year old the first… Continue reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“What I once was I no longer am, nor shall I ever be again.” I don’t know where I read that, however many years ago, and it doesn’t really personally matter to me anymore – who, what or where – as when that quotation recently entered my conscious mind I was suddenly mindful of just… Continue reading Changes
I replied to an EETimes article just now – [I said] You say, “I think the world wants to know if it’s [Intel] planning to design a new SoC from the ground up, tailored specifically for computer vision algorithms, instead of reusing an ill-defined X86 CPU for the job.” But [ I asked] is that… Continue reading Are you asking the right question?