Short NYT piece on the history of the algorithm, from Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk–”a part man, part machine … oracle for our times.”
Entries from September 2007
September 28th, 2007 · Comments Off
September 25th, 2007 · 3 Comments
Henry Jenkins asks, “Was Herman Melville a Proto-Fan”?
September 24th, 2007 · 10 Comments
A trip to Salt Lake City, and other cool things.
September 24th, 2007 · Comments Off
The smiley emoticon is twenty-five years old.
September 15th, 2007 · 3 Comments
21st century pickup artists, the death of leisure, why twee and emo are the future of romantic honesty, and whether society has learned anything from Hitch.
September 10th, 2007 · Comments Off
Historical plaques to commemorate ephemeral and inconsequential moments.
Tags: Found History