Saturday, August 02, 2008

A kluge of a blog post

A bunch of things:
  • I saw Gary Marcus on Book TV about his recent book Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind. He did basically the same talk at Google.
  • Canadians are better than us: "The numbers are in. Compared to the U.S., we work less, live longer, enjoy better health and have more sex. And get this: now we're wealthier too."
  • "How To Fix the Poor Usability of Free Software" from Slashdot, and an essay "Why Free Software has poor usability, and how to improve it".
  • SpaceX failed again to get payload to orbit. I wonder if the engineer I sat next to on the plane to HNL is still as optimistic about the company.