Half Life of Knowledge

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How long is your knowledge relevant? In other words, what is the half-life of your knowledge? Wikipedia has a nice description of the half-life of knowledge The half-life of knowledge or half-life of facts is the amount of time that has to elapse before half of the knowledge or facts in a particular area is superseded or shown to be untrue. […]

Why I Retweet

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There are several reasons. In no particular order: I like the message in the tweet. I resonate with it.  I like the link – typically a pointer to good reading material Because it provides a different point of view  I use it as a marker in my life – a part of my daily log […]

Little Bits of History of my Programming Journey

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1972 – I wrote my first program in PDP-8 assembly language 1973-74 – Diagnostics for a clone of PDP-11 called TDC-16, early device drivers (they were called IOCS – input/output control systems). Early programs were written in Machine Language (coded in octal) since no assembler was available, keyed programs into the console using toggle switches (as binary code) […]

Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus Acquisition

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Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus Acquisition But this is just the start. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting […]