Stephen Wolfram: Can he topple Google? | The Guardian

Another old link. I wrote underneath it in my notes: “Why won’t he share? We don’t make progress by hoarding. Stupid capitalism.”

The lost art of editing | The Guardian

I would like to see zest for difficulty making a comeback. Must we always be transparent? Remember when TS Eliot was asked what he meant by “Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper tree”, he said: “I meant, ‘Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper tree’.” … We should edit with good sense, of course, but with a sense that sense is not everything.

Seems overly romantic to me but I seem to be incapable of understanding poetry so that’s hardly surprising.

The time on this post is inaccurate.