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From Nand to Tetris in 12 steps
"Building a working computer from Nand gates alone is a thrilling intellectual exercise. It demonstrates the supreme power of recursive ascent, and teaches the students that building computer systems is -- more than anything else -- a triumph of human reasoning." Ooh, that could be good, when I have an hour spare. (Another Google TechTalk).
google  techtalk  programming  computing  games  logic  recursion  hardware 
january 2010 by infovore
GameSetWatch - AGDC: Sterling Keynote: A Creative Call To Arms
"...then, after destroying his nano-network, as an admonition to the audience, extended [Arthur C Clarke's metaphor]: 'Any truly advanced technology is indistinguishable from garbage.'" Excellent summary of what sounds like a wonderful GDC Austin keynote from Bruce Sterling.
brucesterling  gdc  gdcaustin  games  ubicomp  pervasive  computing  play  futurism  entertainment 
september 2008 by infovore
Raph’s Website » Project Horseshoe: Influences
"I actually went and looked up on the Web a list of NP-hard problems, and they sure as hell sound like our games." Raph Koster hitting lots of nerves with me. Lots, and lots, of nerves.
design  play  games  influence  mechanics  math  computing 
january 2007 by infovore

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