“What is in common between faith and programming?… both are about truth.” Hierodeacon Makary —Orthodox Faith and Computer Programming (Pravda) A thought-provoking little article, but even more surprising is its source. Yes, that’s Pravda, the official publication of the Communist Party in Russia.
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“Shakespeare was a hugely popular commercial writer who asked big questions about the world he lived in. The world has changed but the questions remain the same, and they still need asking.” —Guns and Roses (Guardian)
“Open the pod bay doors, please,” astronaut Dave implores Hal 9000. We command, the machines execute. If they fail, they do so politely: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” W. Wayt Gibbs —Whatever You Say (Scientific American) Yeah, after they have killed our astronaut partner, but that’s not the point the author’s trying to make.
Playwright Arthur Miller, on anabolic steroids: “Lets imagine youre a young playwright, trying to stay clean… But over at the Virginia you know theres a writer shot up with more Lasix than a Kentucky thoroughbred and hes going to take your ticket-buyers, your house, your money, your troubled and needy movie-starlet wife.” —Surrey with the Syringe on Top (Morning News) Thanks, anonymous link-suggester.
“A gap between how web designers and ordinary surfers think is causing frustration on the net.” —Web Design “Causes Confusion” (BBC) Nothing really new here, but it’s good to see the mainstream press covering usability issues.
“A Writer’s Perspective on an Emerging Medium” —What’s Happening on the Web?