14 October 2005

For Prof. B...

Random Nerd Notes

The first printed electronic circuit without using lithography. Press release: BASF Future Business develops new printed electronics technology with partners

Book about theoretical evolutionary biology: The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution (Stuart A. Kauffman)

Only tangentially related, but looks neat: a broad and deep compendium of papers about self-replicating systems: Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines (Robert A. Freitas Jr. and Ralph C. Merkle)

Currently Reading...

Aw, heck. I just got Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (David Sedaris, ed.) and Best New American Voices: 2006 (Jane Smiley, ed.), which are collections of short stories. Lately, that's all I have the attention span for. They make for good nighttime business-trip hotel reading. Does that make me stupid? Gone are the days of being able to finish... I don't know... The Fountainhead or something.

Also I admit to buying and reading the fifth volume of Hikaru No Go, translated manga about a boy obsessed with playing go.

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