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★ Inventing on Principle (keynote at the Canadian University Software Engineering Conference, 1 hour) vimeo.com/36579366
If you liked the visual exploration and discovery aspects of "Inventing on Principle", you might also like worrydream.com/LadderOfAbstraction

"They needed memory fast enough to keep up w/ the optical CPU. Their solution was to bounce a laser beam off the moon." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay_lin…
From now on, with every problem I encounter in life, I will ask, "Can I solve this by bouncing a laser beam off the moon?"

A concern. worrydream.com/quotes/#Carnot Examples of well-received original research which is both widely accessible and broad/general/abstracted?
Same book describes Carnot as "stunningly handsome, gentle refined features, curved sensuous lips, dreamy almond-shaped eyes full of warmth"
... If I ever need a biographer, I know who I'm calling!

100 years from now, Jon will be remembered as one of the great artists of our time. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

On May 16, I'll be performing live at the Adobe in SF. All new material. The talk is free, but please register online. san-francisco.siggraph.org
Only a few spots left for the talk next week. Then it's off to the Waiting List of Despair! san-francisco.siggraph.org

It's scary to watch a project converge. Hundreds of vague possibilities resolve into a dozen solid ideas...
... which merge and split and fall away until they are somehow born as three fully-developed themes. Just in time for the deadline.
... I don't feel like I'm controlling the process. It just happens, and I watch in surprise and relief every time.
... The end result feels inevitable, but there so much else that could have been.

Dead fish!

WWDC office hours — I’ll be loitering at Mint Plaza tomorrow, 1-4 pm. Come by, say hi, show me what you’re working on.

Some of my recent work with Alan Kay was shown at the ACM Turing Centenary: turing100.acm.org/index.cfm?p=we… (click "playlist -> alan kay", ~20 min in)
... The demo is a little too brief to fully understand, but there will be an online version and paper "soon".

In honor of the death of the William Thurston, read his beautiful essay "On Proof and Progress in Mathematics". arxiv.org/pdf/math/94042…
"Writers translate their ideas into symbols and logic, and readers try to translate back." pastebin.com/raw.php?i=McZn…

About to speak at Strange Loop. A related essay will be published tomorrow.
★ Learnable Programming: designing a programming system for understanding programs. worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming

"The intended customers for this product have not been born yet."

"The isolines show you where a line of code has the same value as the pixel you’re on." Beautiful move, @mandy3284. pixelshaders.com/proposal
And see @mandy3284's talk vimeo.com/41968528 "The spatialness of how the code is laid out is irrelevant to the spatialness of the problem"

"Research is a blind date with knowledge." worrydream.com/oatmeal/blind.…

(1/2) Max Planck: "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light,
(2/2) but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." web.missouri.edu/~hanuscind/871… HT Kuhn

The ideal future representation for modeling systems won't resemble either analysis or simulation as we know it, but will descend from both.

It may not look like much right now, but this is actually the most exciting bar chart I've ever drawn.
Hey look, I drew some gears.

Enjoy a version of "The Early History of Smalltalk" that's not an unreadable OCR-mess. Corrections welcome via github! worrydream.com/EarlyHistoryOf…

Man, in my day, we just had Legos and Number Munchers.

After six months of mishaps, we finally manage to record my favorite talk. Looking forward to releasing the video.

A hi-res PDF of Scientific Communication as Sequential Art, made for an exhibition. Non-interactive, but printable! worrydream.com/ScientificComm…
... The original interactive version of Scientific Communication as Sequential Art, with commentary, is here: worrydream.com/ScientificComm…
Speaking of @stevenstrogatz, the last sentence of his bio is a daily inspiration. I hope to get there someday.

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