The Computer as Tool: From Interaction to Augmentation

“When we view the computer as an interactive artifact the computer exists as our partner in the completion of important tasks. We ask the computer to do something and it, by proxy, does it for us. We should, instead, view the computer as a tool that we use to perform tasks: we use it so that we can do the important task. Calling the computer a tool may seem a…

Why Nerds are Unpopular

“Of course I wanted to be popular.|But in fact I didn’t, not enough. There was something else I wanted more: to be smart. Not simply to do well in school, though that counted for something, but to design marvellous rockets, or to write well, or to understand how to program computers. In general, to make great things…” Paul Graham –Why Nerds are UnpopularPaulGraham.com) A lot of bloggers must be nerds,…

Welcome to Bloggers World

“I HAVE just ploughed through the first five books devoted to an Internet art form that fascinates me and may well be unknown to you. Where to start?|Say for the moment that the weblog – a log of the World Wide Web, as it were -can be personal publishing at its most liberating, an online guide through the thickets of the Internet, a journal or diary, easily updated and nestled…