Saturday, June 15, 2002

Get Rid of the Book

As I've been reading a "New Kind of Science" I was struck that it would be much better using the web, some applets, the kind of stuff I thought was a good idea about 5 years ago. Hypermedia or whatever you want to call it. That way the 400 pages of notes would actually be useful and I could read it more comfortably in bed (using the iBook). I don't hold much romance for a storage form when it hurts my forearms and can kill my dog if I dropped it on him.

The thing I enjoyed most about the whole fractal and chaos exploision was stuff like Fractint and of course James Gleick's svelte "Chaos : Making a New Science".

Something like Cafun is much better than page after page of static triangles:

http://www.cafun.de/
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