Distances among genres and authors February 28, 2012 @ 7:24 am · Filed by Mark Liberman under Computational linguistics « previous post | Jon Gertner, “True Innovation”, NYT 2/25/2012 At Bell Labs, the man most responsible for the culture of creativity was Mervin Kelly. […] In 1950, he traveled around Europe, delivering a presentation that explained to audiences how his...
‘Unblinking, clinical’: From Ballard to cyberpunk Author: Simon Sellars • Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: America, Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk, features, Michael Moorcock, New Worlds, technology,William Burroughs, William Gibson Illustrations by Mike Saenz for two Ballard stories in Semiotext(e) SF: ‘Jane Fonda’s Augmentation Mammoplasty’ and ‘Report on an Unidentified Space Station’. ...
By an enormous speed-up of assembly line segments, the movie camera rolls up the...– Herbert Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, First MIT Press Edition 1994, page 182
One disadvantage of the Univac system is that it does not use Unix, a recently...– This quote is taken from the Diamondback, the University of Maryland student newspaper, of Tuesday, 3/10/87.
The meaning of books lies before them and not behind: it is in us. A book is not...– Richard Howard, “A Consideration of the Writings of Emily Dickinson” (via invisiblestories)