Generally interesting links – Oct 2020

Solzhenitsyn at Harvard, 1978

Computing

Programming languages

The web

People

The world

Science

Misc

1 thought on “Generally interesting links – Oct 2020”

  1. “For better or worse, the world l runs on Excel, Java 8, and Sharepoint, and I think it’s important for us as technology professionals to remember and be empathetic of that.”

    (Groan) I know this is just a nit, but I’ve gotten tired of the word “empathetic.” It’s overused. Boykis could just say, “acknowledge that,” and be done with it. It’s not about sensitivity. It’s about, as some like myself used to say, not buying into the hype cycle. My guess? Fat chance that’s going to happen. If there’s one thing the technology press lives and breathes, it’s “the next new (old) thing,” which is to say old ideas with a new coat of paint.

    Mimix sounds interesting, though. 🙂 For a moment, I misread the title, thinking it was about the educational OS, Minix, but I was glad to see the author looked to Vannevar Bush for inspiration.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s