Sunday, January 15, 2006

Link time!

This aerogel stuff is amazing.

This person's stomach, on the other hand, must be frighteningly robust (check out the prison wine).

The latest addition to the web2.0/ajax/social-tagging family of web sites. :-)

This quote so captures the reason why large corporations can be behemoths.

On a vocabulary front, did you know that phlegm can also refer to emotionlessness ?


At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I much prefer the posts where you don't send your readers off to all corners of the web without saying something yourself.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Payara_Confessor said...

Hmmm...isn't it incredibly easy though to go over the web in an instant (especially with tabbed browsing). Seeing the real thing then means that you are not looking at something through the same kind of blinkers/filters that I have. I was half hoping that it inspire more conversations....

Point taken though. I am still experimenting with this blog and I don't really have a clear idea of what kind of thing I want it to become (though I do have an idea of what I want it to achieve). A more interactive kind of collective brainstorming would be good I think, but for that I need more input from the readers (all 2.4 of them :-) ).

Care to pick a topic ?

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Taran said...

Oddly enough, that same quote by Dee Hock applies to web technologies. The more complicated they become... and the cracks are beginning to show.

Humanity can't fit in a technology. ;-)

At 11:53 PM, Blogger Payara_Confessor said...

Yes, I think the quote applies to a lot of things. The essence seems to be that intelligent agents operate best when they are not constrained by small stupid rules (the sole reason d'etre seems to be to capture the very small minority that can't be trusted, rather than the capable trusted ones). Knowing the big picture expected result and being creative in how you get there can be very fulfilling.

At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Taran said...

I'd offer that intelligent agents operate outside of small stupid rules and are separate from intelligent agents.

As Henry David Thoreau said, 'Any fool will make a rule, and any fool will mind it'.

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Payara_Confessor said...

Quite. Small stupid rules dumb down intelligent agents until they are no longer intelligent.


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