Thanks to Moldvay INC for the pointer.
I still don’t agree with the decision to combine non-verbal autistics with the people formerly known as Asperger’s, but this is a beautiful story about the humanity of the profoundly disabled.
The great humor of biology is that one guy’s mistaken assertion mislead everyone for 30 years about how many chromosomes humans have.
The great shame of biology is that much of it is built upon the great evil of abortion. Eventually, we could have figured out how to culture non-embryonic or non-cancerous human cells, but progress isn’t willing to wait.
This story just keeps getting better.
The Paxton Locke series is a favorite of mine. It evaporated from Amazon along with the rest of Silver Empire’s offerings when they closed up shop, but now you can find all five volumes again.
I like to think that I am re-posting all of John's blog as some sort of service to humanity, but really I just enjoy rediscovering gems like this one. John's review of a biography of Kurt Gödel has been definitive in shaping my opinions about AI and computation.
In short, I don't think strong AI is possible, and this is the true explanation why computer scientists have spent the last seventy years looking for it without finding it.
This is a great piece of reporting, about how a record store owner with a YouTube channel exposed dishonest advertising by a high-end record label.
There is a lot going on here, but I think the article does a great job of getting it all out there.
I still think about this game a decade later.