The Magician of the Ivory Tower

(via canonical.org) The Magician of the Ivory Tower brought his latest invention for the master programmer to examine. The magician wheeled a large black box into the master’s office while the master waited in silence. “This is an integrated, distributed, general-purpose workstation,” began the magician, “ergonomically designed with a proprietary operating system, sixth generation languages, … Continue reading “The Magician of the Ivory Tower”

A more apt name would be the Republic of Gilead

Reagan Aide Wants The South To Secede And Form Anti-Gay ‘Reagan’ Nation A former aide to President Ronald Reagan is calling for southern states to secede from the union and form a new conservative nation called “Reagan” where citizens wouldn’t be forced to compromise on “traditional values” like marriage. Right Wing Watch on Wednesday flagged … Continue reading “A more apt name would be the Republic of Gilead”

The Tao is embodied in all software

(via canonical.org) A master was explaining the nature of Tao to one of his novices. “The Tao is embodied in all software — regardless of how insignificant,” said the master. “Is Tao in a hand-held calculator?” asked the novice. “It is,” came the reply. “Is the Tao in a video game?” continued the novice. “It … Continue reading “The Tao is embodied in all software”