WWDC. Obama. Musk. Beauty. Humor.

‘Beauty’ is just one of the 5 things that caught my eyes and ears this past week that I wanted to share with you.


Aerial - - 07WWDC

You might not know what this is, but this is an annual conference that essentially provides early commentary from Apple about their technical direction. Ok – the World Wide Developers Conference is a whole lot more. But for you and me it is exactly that. This is a list provided by Brent Simmons, that he in turn had extracted from a group he belongs to in Seattle. It is a collection of ideas and thoughts and needs and requirements that at least one group of people think is important for Apple to be working on – and ideally announcing. Three that caught my eye as being very interesting.

+ Trials on the iOS and Mac App Store
+ Run iOS apps on Macs.
+ ARM-based MacBooks.

… but do click through for the whole list – remembering it is really a wish list – but damn – some of them will make it.

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Mathematics

Why didn’t anyone ever tell me that tensor contraction is just the extension of the inner product to multilinear algebras? Or that a dot product is just the special case of contraction of a pair of 1-tensors, which are also known as vectors?

Duh, it ALL makes sense now.

Turning The Tables

I recently posted this link to a group I belong to. It is about a robot that calls telemarketers and wastes their time. Until then, I had never heard of Jim Florentine, who is “human and wicked” … so much harder to scale – but well worth a couple of click throughs. Five of them in all. Thanks ‘Doc’.

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