My latest New York Times Op-Ed contribution is on the new National Institute For Civil Discourse. Others I have done over the years, may be found here and here.
The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical
I spent my undergrad years painting dorm rooms to pay my tuition and graduated from college in 1976. I then decided it was high time to get an education,1 so I set about reading all of the books that I
How is the Internet changing the way you think? You mean, other than turning us into mental hummingbirds, crazy for empty-calorie tweets and sugary serial blog links? Dave Barry probably said it best: The Internet is a giant international network
News items of possible interest to fans of Rapture For The Geeks: IBM Blue Brain’s Henry Markram at TED on Building An Artificial Brain (video); Artificial Brain ’10 years Away’ – A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built