Xah's Belles-lettres Blog Archive 2014-03 to 2014-04

What Desires Are Politically Important? (by Bertrand Russell)

Etymology of Sinister and Dexterity

“The Tell-Tale Heart” By Edgar Allan Poe

“The Autumn Of The Patriarch” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

As a free man, Andy had been a rockhound, so he asks Red to get him a rock hammer, a tool he uses to shape the rocks he finds in the exercise yard into small sculptures.

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

Rockhounding = Amateur geology. See Rockhounding

vocabulary: Whopping, looms large

Super Computer. Whopping 16 Mega bytes of RAM.

For these reasons the PDP-10 looms large in early hacker folklore.

computer dec PDP-10 1090  1968
computer dec PDP-10 1090, 1968. image source

rectification of english: whose vs who's

what does whose mean? whose = who's = who has = who is. Depending on context. this is called, function follows form, and is part of the theology of formal language.