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  • Josh shared from Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall
    “Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains.” —Steve Jobs
  • Josh shared from The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations by Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
    As you can see, the genome of the said item is chimeric and shows signs of crude tampering, but it’s largely derived from Drosophila, Mus musculus, and a twenty-first-century situationist artist or politician called Sarah Palin. Large chunks of its genome appear to be wholly artificial, though, written entirely in Arabic, and there’s an aqueous-phase Turing machine partially derived from octopus ribosomes to interpret them. It looks as if something has been trying to use the sharia code as a platform for implementing a legal virtual machine. We’re not sure why, unless it’s an obscure joke.”
    Note: This is why I love Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross.
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