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Jarno Montonen 2023-01-23 20:02:53
Kartik Agaram 2023-01-24 06:47:05

A couple of links from the Noosphere Discord, just because sharing links is how I add them to my brain:

Ivan Reese 2023-01-25 02:42:33

Can you.. concisely summarize what Noosphere is? Skimming their public-facing material and it's all a bit.. inscrutable.

Ivan Reese 2023-01-25 02:42:47

I am inscruted by it.

Ivan Reese 2023-01-25 02:43:22

I have noose fear, sure, but who doesn't?

Kartik Agaram 2023-01-25 02:53:04

I can't quite tell either. My best guess: it's the idea of sister wikis ( rethought for a world 20 years later, with IPFS and a few other things.

Mostly I'm there because Gordon Brander posts fun links.

Christopher Shank 2023-01-25 03:39:49

Kartik Agaram ha same

Arvind Thyagarajan 2023-01-26 13:24:09

I saw Jerry facilitate conversations on stage at a TfT one-day conf at Betaworks NYC, Gordan Brander had presented Noosphere too.

Jerry and his 2nd brain are seamless. It's kind of amazing to watch live. He's been at it for so long that there really is decades of connections at his fingertips and he uses the brain to deepen the conversation and the conversation to add to the brain, and he's able to do it without breaking presence/flow somehow.

Mariano Guerra 2023-01-24 19:16:40

2023 Rough Questions

Two overarching questions:

  • How can we reason about notations/interfaces/editors? So that:
  • We can construct correct interfaces
  • We can distill what we are trying to say into more direct representations
  • We can explore the consequences of what we are trying to say more directly
  • How can we construct more direct analogies for computation?
Nilesh Trivedi 2023-01-25 02:38:24
Mariano Guerra 2023-01-25 15:08:50

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🐦 Brett Slatkin: Today's functional programming amusement: Mandelbrot set

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Kartik Agaram 2023-01-25 16:53:51

Looks like it's getting turned into s-expressions under the hood..

Kartik Agaram 2023-01-26 14:48:27

Oh that's very tasteful use of sweet-exprs, Jack. Just one \\ in the whole thing.

Riley Stewart 2023-01-25 16:01:56

QueryStorm: C# in Excel

A fairly complete IDE that can work directly with Excel data via LINQ, with extension capabilities of its own to boot.

Show HN

Mariano Guerra 2023-01-27 20:39:22

Natural language is the lazy user interface

" Just slap a textbox on it!"

The tyranny of the blank textbox is real.

"people are bad at words"

Jack Rusher 2023-01-28 18:08:58

Mark Bernstein (who has been doing Tools for Thought stuff for decades, and has had a product in that space since 2001) gives a very rich history of TfT in the hypertext/notetaking vein: