technology and zen of life

“A heisenbug (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) is a computer bug that disappears or alters its characteristics when an attempt is made to study it.”

5 Addendums to The Nerd Handbook

Every year, I re-read the classic essay The Nerd Handbook on Rands In Repose, to quench my spiritual thirst. And every time I cry a little. No one in this world, including my mother and my girlfriend, has ever understood me so well. If you haven’t read the handbook, shame on you, go do it right now. It is the most perfect and empathizing description of what and who nerds are and how the people around us (especially spouses) should understand us. It is unfortunate that more nerds end up reading it than their spouses, mothers and bosses combined.

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Bill Gates and Me on Education Reforms

The recent post by Navin on education got me thinking about one of my favorite topics once more – educational reforms. Specifically, what to do about education in the post-information-revolution world?

So here are some thoughts by me and Bill, an old friend, on the issue. First is the lecture by Bill: Read the rest of this entry »

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