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Sweet Jane

Is it wrong to reread a book when there are so so many books I haven't read yet? Lately I have been in the mood for some Jane but have been resisting, telling myself that there are only so many reading hours in my life so I should be spending them on something new to me. But, what the hell? Maybe I should be spending them based on current whim, regardless of whether it is new or old. Actually, I feel no qualms about rereading if I am doing it aloud to someone else, but that doesn't come up much these days, sadly.

I started thinking about this again today since, during the free association that goes on during my lengthy drive in to work, I drew a blank on the title of Emma (and the name of the title character, too, obviously ;-) ), which bugged me. Of course, I was coming at it from a strange direction (Kate Beckinsdale), but still.


Dec. 13th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
I have had this idea in another context.

Namely, troubleshooting the Moravec equation family that autogenerates Victor Vinge's Singularity. The 1999 sketch is woefully floppy. However, hyperbolic cultural information growth happening with only a quadratic equation is promising for the whole idea.

Note that the master site linked to by the second link has a moderate case of link rot. It was last updated in mid-2001.
Dec. 14th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC)
I had read about Vinge's Singularitry before (and agreed that IA seems a lot more likely than AI), but hadn't seen that attempt to predict it. I'll have to bookmark that for after-work perusal.