Alex Howard (@digiphile) 6/17/16, 7:31 PM
"Unless our civilization fundamentally collapses, we will never give up writing & reading" — @kottke http://kottke.org/16/06/facebook-is-wrong-text-is-deathless Text is timeless.
jonathanstray (@jonathanstray) 6/18/16, 5:30 AM
See also: "Always bet on text" http://graydon.livejournal.com/196162.html
Greg Lloyd (@roundtrip) 6/18/16, 7:27 AM
.@jonathanstray @digiphile @kottke “Always bet on text” and links.
[C.A.R. Hoare "Hints on Programming Language Design", 1973, Prentice-Hall collection of essays and papers by Sir Tony Hoare]
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Feynman won a Nobel prize for his work on QED. The book and lecture are even more noteworthy for this:
"I will tell you about quantum electrodynamics without math, so my explanation will be necessarily incomplete. But I promise that my simplified explanation will not tell you anything that I would need to retract in a more complete explanation."
Feynman standard for explaining complex topics: truth, clarity, respect, and no backtracking:
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