“Throughout my life I have known people who were born with silver spoons in their mouths. You know the ones: grew up in a strong community, went to good public or private schools, were able to attend a top undergraduate school like Harvard or Caltech, and then were admitted to the best graduate schools. Their [...]
This light-hearted song/video mostly summarizes my opinions on existing systems.
The lyrics, for those (like myself) with only sporadic access to the Flash player.
From Richard Feynman’s The Character of Physical Law:
“It always bothers me that, according to the laws as we understand them today, it takes a computing machine an infinite number of logical operations to figure out what goes on in no matter how tiny a region of space, and no matter how tiny a region of [...]
It appears that orthogonal persistence, or the elimination of the need for users and programmers to explicitly juggle data between RAM and disk for it to survive plug-pulling, is easy.
We are all running operating systems written with the limitations of 1960s hardware in mind. Not even talking about the future – even the present remains [...]