First of a series.
Seeing functions presented as beautiful little clockwork objects is completely riveting. Per the youtube comments, this would be a fantastically powerful way to teach math, at least to kids like me. :)
Aside: as a language designer, applying this same mindset to conditional flow, looping and state is super-useful, because it makes concrete just how much more fundamentally complicated and tricky those behaviors are.
A missionary might argue that our fallen world of if-trees, loops, mutable variables, etc. is partly due to working languages that deny you the feel that would make these profound differences in complexity evident.
H/T Better Explained, so excellent.
You know when you mistakenly type a word that sounds roughly like the word you meant? That means that you’re typing what your’re hearing in your head–not typing what you’re thinking in any abstract sense.
By coincidence I’ve just been digging back into A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, which is the perfect thing to take a hit of before watching.
Industrial-grade science fiction awesomeness.
And it’s a YouTube video from a trade show, which means we’re definitely in the actual future, not say watching Logan’s Run. The tone of this is about as anti-retro-future as it’s possible to be, including the music, which is exactly the opposite of portentous and synthy.
Aside: ah-startup-days trade show booth duty memory triggers:
* cheesy blue carpet, always the blue carpet
* white separator curtains on tippy metal poles
* the acoustics of the huge, concrete halls–live way up at the ceiling, but dead down on the ground, from the carpet
Uploaded a couple of Martians mixtapes to soundcloud.