I love that Jon does this kind of thing with non-technical students. Exactly what people need to know about computation.
On Thursday I visited Gardner Campbell’s class. For me it was a chance to try to convey, to students who are mainly not on the engineering track, some key intuitions that arise from the architecture of the web. At one point I invited them to summon a grain of sand into existence, name it uniquely, cast it onto the web, and wait for search engines to notice. At least one student, lisskane, tried the experiment. She wrote: I’m going to completely...
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