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Reboot the World

It’s much easier to load my thoughts into someone else’s little box and hit “Submit” (perhaps the most well-chosen interface word of all time). But submission comes at a price. My personal information, my finances, my family connections, my ideas—all are now in the hands of those to whom I have submitted.

From Reboot the World by Paul Ford

lucid

/ˈluːsɪd/

  • clear, easily understood
  • mentally rational, sane, especially between periods of confusion

— A lucid moment in his madness.

stopgap

/ˈstɒpɡap/

  • a temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.

— This JavaScript code is just a stopgap solution, we should change the API soon.

dichotomy

/dīˈkädəmē/

  • a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
  • division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups.

— A rigid dichotomy between science and mysticism.

How to program Independent Games

Jonathan Blow the creator of Braid talking about programming independent games as opposed to normal development. I only heard the first 40 minutes (skipped the Q&A) because there is no video after that point and its hard to relate to the game demo. I forgot where I found this from.