From Ada to XL in 25+ years…

At the Paris Open Source Summit, I had a long discussion with engineers from AdaCore, that reminded me of the early roots of XL in Ada. I have never really retraced the steps along the way, and this was an interesting walk for me. I thought I'd share… My interest in programming languages is quite old. … Continue reading From Ada to XL in 25+ years…



IEEE Spectrum pokes fun at Ray Kurzweil's predictions about the future: Therein lie the frustrations of Kurzweil's brand of tech punditry. On close examination, his clearest and most successful predictions often lack originality or profundity. And most of his predictions come with so many loopholes that they border on the unfalsifiable. Yet he continues to … Continue reading Futurism

600-years old music encoded with wave patterns?

Two musicians have analyzed 600-old carvings and believe that they encode music using cymatics. What I find fascinating is that it might just be true. I can very well imagine monks observing that patterns of dust on a table organize themselves as they sing, improving their collective harmony by trying to obtain aesthetically pleasing patterns, … Continue reading 600-years old music encoded with wave patterns?