People are often saying that programming is the new literacy, but actually thinking about programming is more significant. Creating the models that are to be computed is what we need to be teaching and learning.
at the if:book blog, of the Centre for the Future of the Book, Dan Visel has been reading Claude Lévi-Strauss's Tristes Tropiques and noting his link between the invention of writing and improved social control. Dan's 'wish that someone would present a cogent argument against reading' rang a bell and I remembered Douglas Rushkoff's argument … Continue reading The a href= test
When you have a moment to spare, check out Douglas Rushkoff's new book, Life Inc. That's what I intend to do.
Tom Quirk has an article in right of centre magazine Quadrant pouring cold water on climate change modelling by arguing that, after all, it's just a model. I think there's some sense in this, if only it wasn't being said by people who are just looking for another reason to tell us climate change mitigation … Continue reading She’s a model and she’s looking good, or how to spot a model that actually works