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user info for Brad DeLongreal name
(i) Birth (ii) Acquired use of opposable thumbs (iii) Acquired upright posture and locomotion (iv) Acquired language (v) After that, life was easy...
25 articles by this user (5.4% of 464 articles)
added 2002 june 29"Why, oh why am I wearing a heavy tweed jacket in the bright sunlight when it is 97F with 98% humidity?"
added 2002 november 04"We don't live in the present: we live in the future. It looks as though our brains' processing of sensory input produces the illusion that our consciousness is up-to-date, when actually it lags several hunded milliseconds behind reality."
Another British Historian Calls Me an
added 2002 september 04"Another British historian--Robert Skidelsky this time--calls me an "Aunt Sally." What is it with these people? I don't think it is a compliment. The relevant parts of the new--added--preface to the book called _Fighting for Britain_ in Britain and _Fighting for Freedom_ in Merka:"
added 2002 september 04"Jonathan Rauch has an interesting article about artificial societies in the Atlantic Monthly,
Artificial Life | 3 comments
In Praise of Airport!
added 2002 august 04"The Joys of Our Wireless Future Become Visible..."
Computers | 1 comment
David Brock, _Blinded by the Right_
added 2002 august 04"Things in the 1990s were worse than I imagined, or so this book claims. But is it reliable? I am lost in a wilderness of mirrors..."
On the Intelligence of Dogs
added 2002 august 04"Reasons to think that dogs are not especially "conscious" as we think of it..."
The Singularity Will Be Delayed Indefinitely
added 2002 august 04"My misadventures with an ipaq configured to be a wireless meeting planner."
Sailing the Ancient Mediterranean
added 2001 april 08"Harry Turtledove diverts himself from alternate history to sail the ancient Mediterranean in a merchant galley just after the death of Alexander the Great. Call it a work of "historical realism""
The New Economy, Intellectual Property, and Adam Smith's Economics I
added 2001 july 25"Adam Smith's market economics has fit the world so well for the past three centuries because of a particularly good fit between the characteristics of valued items and the requirements--excludability, rivalry, and transparency--of market efficiency"
Economics | 1 comment
Why Are There So Many Carnivores in the Technosphere?
added 2001 july 16"The Technosphere (http://22.214.171.124/) has 52,000 herbivores and 22,000 carnivores in it. Why?"
Artificial Life | 1 comment
Declining Quality of Nigerian Oil Scam Emails
added 2001 march 07"Another worrisome example of the declining quality of Nigerian oil scam emails. Whatever is the world coming to?"
Will Immortality Halt Evolution?: No!
added 2001 march 07"Immortality will not halt evolution. All of your mitochondria, for example, are living creatures that have been around for perhaps a billion years. Yet mitochondria continue to evolve (albeit slowly)."
Debunking the Saturn Hoax
added 2001 march 07"What to do when some poor deluded individual pipes up with the suggestion that the secret CIA-led mission to the moons of Saturn never took place? It's up to you to take them apart!"
The Shock of the Virtual
added 2001 march 07"My personal aha! wake-up moment with respect to the meaning of the internet. A piece that is now six years old."
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
added 2001 march 07"a book that annoys me because of its refusal to connect the political dots between who we vote for and what the lives of the working poor are like"
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
added 2001 february 07"The best book on computers, telegraph relays, circuit design, programming, and 83 other topics I have ever read."
A Puzzling Question About Darkest England
added 2001 june 30"Provoked by Reading _Bridget Jones's Diary_, by Helen Fielding"
Food | 1 comment
The New Economy in Historical Perspective
added 2001 june 30"A first draft of an article, big in scope, given as an after-dinner talk at the Chateau Vaudrieul in Montreal"
Comment on Searle's Chinese Room
added 2001 june 23"The argument proves too much: among other things it proves that John Searle does not think..."