Friday, July 13, 2007

Hero is my hero

So, how long have we had programmable robots? Would you believe 2000 years? A Greek dude named Hero built a device on wheels that he could program to move forward, back, turn, pause, etc. His programming device? A piece of string, some weights, and some wheat grains. Read the article in New Scientist for a clearer idea of the thing.


Creepy Shadow
Originally uploaded by barrettdarnell
Ok, I have gone through the various elements of Learning 2.0 with a Right Good Will, as the saying goes, but MySpace got my hackles up. I found myself reluctant to put in any information. Why the hell is it any of their business?

I strongly suspect I'll be taking it down as soon as the exercise is over.

On the other hand, I do like going to Flickr to find photos that match the blog entries. I think Firedoglake is the master of that.