Friday, May 03, 2002

Words and Things

An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the Prof picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk, and wrote on the board, "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist." Fingers flew, erasers erased, blue books were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute. Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. What did he write, they asked?

"What chair?"

Thursday, May 02, 2002

Getting NonVerbal with Ones and Zeroes

If "a picture is worth a thousand words," what might a little glowing orb tell you? This one can tell you the state of the weather or the direction of the stock market, in a single glance.
Ambient Devices - Ambient Orb