- Listening to:
- Sullivan, overture to
Macbeth. This is Sullivan of Gilbert &
Sullivan fame. As the great film Topsy Turvy made
clear, Sullivan fancied himself as a serious composer, as well
as, or perhaps instead of, a composer of comic opera scores.
His serious music isn't bad, but it isn't really that memorable.
- Still reading:
- Deacon's Symbolic species. Heavy (and slow) going
but this is due to the density of the material. Full of all
sorts of interesting ideas and arguments that have changed my
perspectives on a number of things. More when I finish it.
Oh yeah, this is Wednesday, and I should have been writing on
Tuesday. Umm, this is because Tuesday disappeared. Something
happened to it anyway.
Pascal-bashing; this time from Bruce Tognazzini, famous for being
an HCI guru for Apple in the 80s. It's a bit of an unreasoned rant
really; he doesn't specify what it is about BASIC that is good, and
attacks C and Pascal for having had bad environments in which to
develop, but again doesn't specify what was bad about them.
much-cited, and interesting paper on why "Content is not king".