August 28, 1963 Last week CDC had a press conference during which they officially announced their 6600 system. I understand that in the laboratory developing this system there are only 34 people, “including the janitor.” Of these, 14 are engineers and 4 are programmers, and only one has a Ph.
In the article "The Method," I mentioned that every product must have a 10x differential that changes the way the user interacts with your platform. I really like this reference because it makes us think about how to design a product that truly makes a difference in our
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? No... It's an idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed — fully understood — that sticks; right in there
Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Gabo), the great Colombian writer, wrote wonderful books in his life. I started reading Gabo with "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (https://amzn.to/3WZK7f6), one of those books that grabs you from the beginning and you can't stop reading until the end.
I was born in Ceará. For those who are not familiar, Ceará is a Brazilian state known for its arid lands in the backlands, reminiscent of a desert, and its beautiful beaches that enchant tourists from all over the world (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceará). Ceará corresponds to a
The other day I came across a text by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami (https://www.harukimurakami.com/) that caught my attention. The story revolves around the Jerusalem Prize for Literature in 2009. To provide some context, Murakami had been awarded the prize, but there was a big debate as
Ray Kurzweil (if you don't know who he is, take a look here - wrote a book back in January 2000, called "The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence". The book is a comprehensive exploration of the application of Moore's Law,