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@@ -387,7 +387,7 @@ _1 Recursion (or "recursive") is a mathematical concept, one which is a standard
_1 Recursion is powerful in programming because it allows for the definition of procedures in terms of themselves—something that seems at first counterintuitive. So, for example,
otherwise return n times factorial of n-1;
@@ -402,7 +402,7 @@ group{
giving an answer.1
={ Abelson, Hal }
_1 In Two Bits a recursive public is one whose existence (which consists solely in address through discourse) is only possible through discursive and technical reference to the means of creating this public. Recursiveness is always contingent on a limit which determines the depth of a recursive procedure. So, for instance, a Free Software project may depend on some other kind of software or operating system, which may in turn depend on particular open protocols or a particular process, which in turn depend on certain kinds of hardware that implement them. The "depth" of recursion is determined by the openness necessary for the project itself.
@@ -1231,14 +1231,14 @@ Eugen is also a polymath (and an autodidact to boot), but in the conventional se
Eugen and I were introduced during the Napster debates of 2001, which seemed at the time to be a knock-down, drag-out conflagration, but Eugen has been involved in so many online flame wars that he probably experienced it as a mere blip in an otherwise constant struggle with less-evolved intelligences like mine. Nonetheless, ,{[pg 91]}, it was one of the more clarifying examples of how geeks think, and think differently, about technology, infrastructure, networks, and software. Transhumanism has no truck with old-fashioned humanism.
={ Napster }
> >From: Ramu Narayan . . .
> >I don’t like the
> >notion of technology as an unstoppable force with a will of its own that
> >has nothing to do with the needs of real people.
_1 [Eugen Leitl:] Emergent large-scale behaviour is nothing new. How do you intend to control individual behaviour of a large population of only partially rational agents? They don’t come with too many convenient behaviour-modifying hooks (pheromones as in social insects, but notice menarche-synch in females sharing quarters), and for a good reason. The few hooks we have (mob, war, politics, religion) have been notoriously abused, already. Analogous to apoptosis, metaindividuals may function using processes deletorious[sic] to its components (us).~{ Eugen Leitl, e-mail to Silk-list mailing list, 7 August 2000, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/silk-list/message/2932. }~
={ gender }
@@ -2607,7 +2607,7 @@ Gosling’s decision to sell GOSMACS, announced in April of 1983, played into a
Zimmerman, Steve +60
Date: Tue Apr 12 04:51:12 1983
@@ -2623,7 +2623,7 @@ Subject: EMACS goes commercial
James.~{ Message-ID for Gosling: { bnews.sri-arpa.865. }http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=bnews.sri-arpa.865 }~
={ Microsoft :
Xenix (version of UNIX) ;
public domain :
@@ -6458,7 +6458,7 @@ Parts of this book have been published elsewhere. A much earlier version of chap
% ,{[pg 380]},
christopher m. kelty
is an assistant professor of anthropology
@@ -6478,6 +6478,6 @@ ISBN-13: 978-0-8223-4264-9 (pbk. :
HM851K45 2008
303.48'33—dc22 2007049447
% errata? text uses Leitl, Eugen index uses Leitl, Eugene