There are thousands of computer programming languages in existence. Similar to the lifecycle of non-programming languages, many of these languages die off because they fail to achieve critical mass. The chart above from the DigiBarn Computer Museum captures the connections between these languages, how they’ve evolved over time, and the characteristics of those that survived the test of time.
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(via DigiBarn Computer Museum)
Wifey - “Alan Shore from The Practice is just like you”.
Me - Thank you!
Richard Feynman’s famous monologue on why science adds to rather than subtracting from the beauty of nature, adapted in a comic by Zen Pencils, who have previously given us similar adaptations of Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Bill Watterson on creative integrity, Alan Watts on money and purpose, Neil deGrasse Tyson on the whimsy of the universe, and Roger Ebert on kindness.
This will make the babies very emotional when they grow up.
“This tabletop is composed entirely of plywood residual material from the furniture industry. The material is bought at the same price as a new sheet of plywood, provided the factory saws in the right format. This creates a new homogeneous resource. By bringing the material together in a fishbone pattern, there is no limit in the size or thickness of the table, and even the smallest residual piece can be used. In this way I can make a new surface which is stronger than the original material.”
I feel for you all with oily skin and prescription glasses.