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Letters of Note: You don’t understand "ordinary people"

I never realized that Stephen Wolfram and Richard Feynman had any contact, and this letter confirms many suspicions I've had about Wolfram's research into cellular automata.
"It is not my opinion that the present organizational structure of science inhibits 'complexity research' - I do not believe such an institution is necessary." ....


I desire Courier in a way I crave few things. I've decided to buy an iPad because I have clients who are interested in it and it's part of my job to understand what it's like to use one, but I don't dream about using it. I do dream about developing for it, but a lot of what I dream about building is just a slightly different take on what Courier is already doing, or at least demonstrating.

Deer, Grapefruit and Ricky Jay

This is a new format for me. For the next week or so I'm going to keep track of what I find on the web that really tweaks my noodle and I'm going to post about it. I guess that's what a weblog is supposed to be - a log of your web browsing - but in the past I've always tried to turn it (unsuccessfully) into a place for long form essays.

A Plea To Jet Blue

Sure, you're the scrappy upstart that wants to unseat the top-heavy behemoths who can't seem to run a viable business without government bailouts and tax breaks. And who could hate your cute retro ads that evoke a simpler, cooler time? But when you left us stranded in Atlantic City for 4 hours I vowed to never sit in your relatively comfortable leather seats again, and I meant it.