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Many things to read these days in maths. Many other things to read elsewhere as well. I also made some photos of my powerbook bags, so expect some laptop bag porn here soon.
The Guardian on the advent of the Mac, covering both the glorious past [erm, this sounds impressive at least...] and the as yet non-virus ridden present. And including gems like
Finally, and more elusively, there is the matter of style. Hard to define but, as Louis Armstrong said: "Man, if you gotta ask, you'll never know."
That one came via Juha Haataja who also found this funny text by Woody Allen in the language of modern physics.
There seems to be a new Windows virus. At least my mailbox experiences a steady stream of attached and 'undeliverable' messages.
Dave links to this gem drawing the unlikely parallel between punk and blogging 'cultures'; And doing this from both a distance and a 'been there done that' point of view – throwing in a few nice quotes on the way. The text also makes good use of the word
moronocracy. It's the first time I've seen it, but you may have guessed that I like it.
Chris Clark on Microsoft FUD being echoed by its bloggers. And even more on where that came from. I wonder whether the statement on the absence of MS branding on audio players implies that those formidable MS customers actually pay for their ugly computers to be made even uglier by those 'designed for Windows 1995' stickers...
January 29, 2004, 2:35
“The text also makes good use of the word moronocracy.”
That’s ‘cause I made it up. At least I think I did. Never sure about these things. Heh.
January 29, 2004, 5:18
Google gives 32 hits. While I haven’t checked whether they’re inspired by you it looks like ‘original but not quite unique’.
I’ve been a keen user of ‘moronicity’ – which seems more common, though, giving 200 hits on Google.
January 29, 2004, 17:23