Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Immortal Bud Sparhawk


Very quickly, because I've got to do taxes . . .

Above is a snap from the dinner after last Friday's Philly Fantastic reading by Bud Sparhawk. (Bud's the bemused-looking one at the center.)

One thing most people don't know about the reading series is that afterwards we go out to dinner. And usually the group is so small that an audience member can invite him- or herself along and for the price of a meal get to hobnob with the glitterati. Pretty good deal!

Oh, and check this out . . .

The tech guys keep getting closer to making wearable computers seem sensible. Here's the latest version thrown together with off-the-shelf components. It opens a little slow, but hang in there:

I do think Ms Maes slings the word "genius" about a little loosely, though. Remember when you had to be Einstein or Picasso to get that title?

Still, a neat hack.



SpeakerToManagers said...

Blame it on the people who score IQ tests: a while back they changed the score required to be called a "Genius" from 160 to 140, letting a lot of riff-raff in :-)

Michael Swanwick said...

Hey, now I'm a genius! Me and Isaac Newton!

Michael Swanwick said...

Actually, I might've been a genius by the old scale, too. But let's be honest here. I'm not operating on the same level as (say) Freeman Dyson or Richard Feynman.