Something a bit different today. I came across an excellent article in New York magazine entitled A Historian of Economic Crisis on the World After COVID-19. It was an interview with Adam Tooze, “a leading expert on how economic crises have remade the modern world.” He had some interesting thoughts about how the current pandemic is intertwined with the climate change movement.
Electrostatic generation, old school.
I recently read Turing’s Cathedral by George Dyson, a book that’s been on my to-do list for a long time. Well worth reading, at the very least for its descriptions of computing in the 1940s. I tweeted some of my favourite passages… Reading about the origins of computers back in 1946; amazing how *physical* the process was at the start...and how abstract now. (from ‘Turing’s Cathedral’ by George Dyson) pic.twitter.com/1Ic3oigDIn
from ‘Turing’s Cathedral’ by George Dyson Via Google Books