Filtered for nice turns of phrase
13.46, Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 Link to this post
Risk is like a balloon with a price tag attached to it
Nice turn of phrase.
PCalc is a calculator app, and it’s 25 years old. From the announcement of the original version, in 1992:
Enclosed is a binhex file containing a submission for your archives. PCalc is a neat simulation of a programmable scientific calculator.
A simulation of a calculator! Now simply a calculator. Since the 90s, software has become part of the real world. The virtual no longer exists.
I like words and I like how they change. I like that sometimes everyone is using a particular word or phrase for a year or two, but look at the word closely and you’ll see how weird it really is. Or there are some new words that are weird now, but I know they will be commonplace in the future.
From Rolling Stone’s coverage of the unveiling of Magic Leap, the (potentially) groundbreaking augmented reality device:
“You’re basically creating the visual world,” he says. “You’re really co-creating it with this massive visual signal which we call the dynamic analog light field signal. That is sort of our term for the totality of the photon wavefront and particle light field everywhere in the universe. It’s like this gigantic ocean; it’s everywhere. It’s an infinite signal and it contains a massive amount of information.”