some nerd ish

the first computer (MANIAC), Alan Turing, a bunch of sooper smatry pants’s, etc
Q&A: Hacker Historian George Dyson Sits Down With Wired’s Kevin Kelly

Wired: How did the MANIAC project get started?
Dyson: The von Neumann project was funded to do  H-bomb calculations. It was a deal with the devil: If they designed this  ultimate weapon, they could have this fantastic machine.
Wired: So the creation of digital life was rooted in death?

bop on over to Wired and check it out.

some nerd ish

the first computer (MANIAC), Alan Turing, a bunch of sooper smatry pants’s, etc

Q&A: Hacker Historian George Dyson Sits Down With Wired’s Kevin Kelly

  • Wired: How did the MANIAC project get started?

    Dyson: The von Neumann project was funded to do H-bomb calculations. It was a deal with the devil: If they designed this ultimate weapon, they could have this fantastic machine.

    Wired: So the creation of digital life was rooted in death?

bop on over to Wired and check it out.