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Dec. 19, 2011 at 10:39am with 86 notes
It is a good sign, not a bad one, that most of this research goes unread. As long as most Americans continue resolutely to ignore this tripe, hope remains.
Walter Russell Mead
Oct. 17, 2011 at 1:06pm with 59 notes
The computer […] required no fewer than six separate strands of knowledge…Although all of the necessary knowledge was available by 1918, the first operational digital computer did not appear until 1946.
— Management guru
in Steven Johnson’s
The Innovator’s Cookbook
, with a case study of incremental innovation,
networked knowledge and combinatorial creativity
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