☛ The New Yorker: “Once Again, Man Beats Machine!” by Nick Downes (originally published on April 22, 2002, p. 142) ©2011 Condé Nast. That’s Robert Mankoff’s way of commenting on the recent Watson’s victory on Jeopardy show. Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker. For more laughs on the same topic (man […]
Heidegger sensed that the language machine belongs to our destiny. What did he mean when he said the language machine would “take language into its management and master the essence of the human being”? Was he simply reacting to change? Should we place him historically among the reactionaries of his time?!! I think not. Political […]
In 1962 Arnold B. Barach wrote a book about the way the future was about to become. He tries and describes using realistic interpolation different technological innovation. This post feature a librarian using a gigantic computer to store/find references. Barach’s idea was that the increasing volume of paper publications will someday forces us to drop the old library card system for a much powerful way of organizing and retrieving references.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 14, 2010 ― Published in Technology | Tagged: classification, computer, data, future, information, information overload, interface, library, order, organization, reference, vintage
S’instaure alors un rapport ― ou plutôt un non-rapport ― que je crois catastrophique. Et c’est ainsi qu’à la fin du XXe siècle, au début de ce XXIe siècle, il arrive assez souvent que l’on entende des philosophes dire, soit avec un air presque effarouché, soit avec une espèce d’autosatisfaction, avec une jouissance très semblable […]