Tag Archives: information

The Freedom Wars

There’s a school of thought that uses the catch phrase: Information wants to be free. You can read a pretty good summary of the notions over at the Wikipedia page for it. Whenever I hear someone espousing this viewpoint, I’m immediately reminded of that old computer science saying, don’t anthropomorphise computers … they don’t like it!… Read More »

Rewarding stupidity

For a while there’s been a photo circulating on Reddit, Facebook, etc., of a 4th grader’s science test in the USA. If you’ve not seen it, here it is: According to Snopes, which is a fairly reliable site for debunking or proving what may otherwise be urban legends on the net (the above image links to… Read More »