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there-is-no-immortality-that-is-not-built-on-friendship-work-done-with-care-robin-sloan
when-every-single-piece-media-you-consume-is-timestamped-does-that-mean-its-actually-you-thats-time-shifted-robin-sloan
when-every-single-piece-media-you-consume-is-timeshifted-does-that-mean-its-actually-you-thats-timeshifted-robin-sloan
hadoop-i-love-sound-it-kat-potente-you-i-will-have-son-we-will-name-him-hadoop-he-will-be-great-warrior-king-robin-sloan
the-thinnest-tendrils-dawn-are-creeping-in-from-east-people-in-new-york-are-softly-starting-to-tweet-robin-sloan
i-always-thought-key-to-immortality-would-be-like-tiny-robots-fixing-things-in-your-brain-she-says-not-books-robin-sloan
of-course-course-drugs-music-new-age-dawning-you-came-for-old-book-robin-sloan
a-fellowship-secret-scholars-spent-five-hundred-years-on-this-task-now-were-penciling-it-in-for-friday-morning-robin-sloan
Neel cuts in: "Where'd you grow up?" "Palo Alto, " she says. From there to Stanford to Google: for a girl obsessed with the outer limits of human potential, Kat has stayed pretty close to home. Neel nods knowingly. "The suburban mind cannot comprehend the emergent complexity of a New York sidewalk." "I don't know about that, " Kat says, narrowing her eyes. "I'm pretty good with complexity." "See, I know what you're thinking, " Neel says, shaking his head. "You're thinking it's just an agent-based simulation, and everybody out here follows a pretty simple set of rules"- Kat is nodding-"and if you can figure out those rules, you can model it. You can simulate the street, then the neighborhood, then the whole city. Right?" "Exactly. I mean, sure, I don't know what the rules are yet, but I could experiment and figure them out, and then it would be trivial-" "Wrong, " Neel says, honking like a game-show buzzer. "You can't do it. Even if you know the rules- and by the way, there are no rules-but even if there were, you can't model it. You know why?" My best friend and my girlfriend are sparring over simulations. I can only sit back and listen. Kat frowns. "Why?" "You don't have enough memory." "Oh, come on-" "Nope. You could never hold it all in memory. No computer's big enough. Not even your what's-it-called-" "The Big Box." "That's the one. It's not big enough. This box-" Neel stretches out his hands, encompasses the sidewalk, the park, the streets beyond-"is bigger." The snaking crowd surges forward.

Robin Sloan
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walking-stacks-in-library-dragging-your-fingers-across-spines-its-hard-not-to-feel-presence-sleeping-spirits-robin-sloan
america-pays-defense-contractors-to-build-aircraft-carriers-google-pays-brilliant-programmers-to-do-whatever-hell-they-want-robin-sloan
people-want-things-to-be-real-if-you-give-them-excuse-theyll-believe-you-robin-sloan
a-clerk-ladder-warm-golden-light-then-right-book-exactly-at-exactly-right-time-robin-sloan
let-me-give-you-some-advice-make-friends-with-millionaire-when-hes-friendless-sixthgrader-robin-sloan
i-feel-little-whirl-dislocation-trademark-sensation-world-being-more-closely-knit-together-than-you-expected-robin-sloan
all-secrets-world-worth-knowing-are-hiding-in-plain-site-robin-sloan
our-books-still-do-not-require-batteries-but-i-am-no-fool-it-is-slender-advantage-robin-sloan
your-life-must-be-open-city-with-all-sorts-ways-to-wander-in-robin-sloan
i-loved-the-chronicles-narnia-i-loved-the-chronicles-prydain-basically-chronicles-i-was-in-robin-sloan
good-writing-is-really-meaningful-its-one-its-still-one-best-tools-we-have-to-get-capture-peoples-attention
minecraft-is-game-about-creation-yes-but-it-is-just-as-much-game-about-secret-knowledge
my-parents-live-in-northern-michigan-every-year-in-summer-we-visit-them-for-few-weeks
ive-never-believed-that-things-should-continue-as-they-are
print-books-have-amazing-superpower-because-they-dont-disappear-when-youre-done-with-them-books-on-shelf-remind-you-that-they-exist
books-are-anchored-you-return-to-books-you-dont-return-to-tweet
you-cant-think-technology-as-separate-from-all-our-human-drama-anymore
i-saw-short-stories-people-were-doing-on-kindle-really-liked-idea-seeing-something-id-written-on-that-screen
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