26 September 2010

Early Academic Computing at Reed

There's a hilarious scene of students packing up a Mac in a wooden box and taking it to a lake to make drawings.

The old style diskettes bring back fond memories of the toaster game that was required if you had to run a program that was more than 512K capacity of one disk. The toaster game was the process of one disk popping out and the computer asking for the next one. And sometimes you would have to switch back and forth many times.

02 September 2010

Muder on Spirituality (responding to humanist concerns)

Here's what Doug Muder considers to be spirituality:
So here's my best shot: Spirituality is an awareness of the gap between what you can experience and what you can describe.
This is the best definition I've ever heard. If it does not make immediate sense to you then I suggest you read his post which goes into detail on his thought process and the context in which that process was engaged.