Still waiting and waiting sucks…

Ahh… I realized that I’d been tardy in updating the front page even there was some new content in the blogs. Haven’t been doing much writing these days or much of anything other than a few work related items for that matter. Actually been busy attending lectures at Carnegie Mellon on Psychology and Human Computer Interaction and giving a few lectures on Entrepreneurship and running companies. Plus I’m also taking a Piano course lately since I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the keyboards properly, but never got around to it. Of course, that just gives me one more toy to go window shopping for and I haven’t had much luck getting any of the toys I want — because they’re either out of stock, not yet released or missing that one key feature that I really want. Oh well. Here’s some new stuff…

New in Thought — caught in the act!* on Monday, February 11, 2002

  • Thinking *about* the box – I have a fundamental problem with how cognitive scientists and psychologists for that matter are trying to understand the working of the human mind and understand human behavior.

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Girls Are Like VCs – …at dinner earlier today with two of my apparently single friends when we were talking about asking people out I made the analogy that asking a girl out is like raising money from VCs (and yes, I have had a little bit of experience with both in order to qualify me to make this analogy, fortunately or unfortunately, my track record with VCs is a little better!)

    New in Rants and Raves* on Saturday, February 2, 2002

  • Richard P. Feynman – All I can say is for anyone who likes to think, you owe it to your mind to read Feynman. And to Richard Feynman – Thank you.

    New in Eavesdropped!* on Saturday, February 2, 2002

  • The Essence of Academia

    You write a paper, and it contributes epsilon to a field. You write another paper on the same exact topic, and it contributes epsilon/2. The next one (on the same exact topic) epsilon/4, etc.

    On the one hand, you can add up the total contribution you make, and it’s 2 epsilon.

    On the other hand, you can generate an infinite number of papers. . .


    - as discussed by Michael Gibson, myself and one of Gibson’s friends @ Stanford.

  • The fundamental goal of human-centric computing is to allow us to do more by doing less – Michael Dertouzos, Diector of the MIT Media Lab in The Unfinished Revolution.

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