Tuesday 2010-08-17

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Printer totally ruined it by having the geometric proof of Pythagoras' theorem on page 344. Aside from that, monks on math makes for a surprisingly good read.

"Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs. We have a protractor."
-- Part Six, Peregrin

Lorites catalogue the history of ideas -- a sometimes useful idea ;)

Allswell = food that you eat that poisons your mind into thinking that all is well. bogons = their news/information has intentional misinformation in it.