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by on Jan.31, 2013, under - Show All Posts

Ideals I really like:

“Renaissance Engineer”
What are some ideals you like?

…ideas skimming beneath the surface of my mind like dolphins in the sea, moving faster and faster, orbiting, gyrating, around the water-globe of my head until suddenly they breach the waterline and fly free on the wings of my fingertips into the eternity-realm beyond thought

Minds are what brains do.
Programming is what Jacobs do.

“I wake up to the sound of music”! “Today I go forth to forge within the smithy of my soul…” (Lennon + Joyce)

Programming is philosophy made alive.

When you do philosophy, you use your entire understanding of everything to build models of the mind and reality. But it’s all just static. It’s just a set of hypotheses. When you program, especially when you write programs to problem-solve, to understand the world, or to play (by play I mean find beauty/grace within a given set of aesthetics), you get a chance to get up off the armchair and to see if these hypotheses are any good. You get to see how the world really is.

Literature is also philosophy made alive. But you’re running the philosophy on the brains of your readers instead of a computer.

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