The Postmodern Condition

February 24, 2019 - A report on postmodernism and the future of knowledge in a postmodern world.

Morning Paper

September 28, 2018 - An interesting/influential/important paper from the world of CS every weekday morning, as selected by Adrian Colyer.

August 20, 2018 - "As more and more effort and money were devoted to solving these problems, researchers developed not the expected solutions but a deep respect for their intractability. Problems that were once supposed to take a few years at most - machine translation, machine vision, machine locomotion - became entire fields. Although brute-force statistics has often provided improved performance, many take the view that in such cases the form approaches have not improved our understanding of the conceptual processes at work."

August 3, 2018 - "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

Computers in Math Education

July 3, 2018 - Math education needs a paradigm shift away from forcing students to perform calculations (which computers can easily do) and towards teaching kids how to formulate questions, program tests, and validate results.