tags #books Some alternative formulations of Chaos, taken from Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick
The complicated, aperiodic, attracting orbits of certain (usually low-dimensional) dynamical systems.
Philip Holmes A kind of order without periodicity.
Snow Crash - A book by Neal Stephenson, published in 1992.
In 2021, the book came back into vogue following Facebook’s announcement that they were changing their name to Meta and aiming to develop a metaverse.
A note on Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu)
A simple, beautiful story about economics and class. I came across it after finishing the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy by Liu Cixin and noticing that Hao Jingfang had won the Hugo award for it the year after him.
Wed 2 Jun 23:18:06 KST 2021
I still haven’t gotten the hang of journaling. Perhaps my life isn’t eventful enough. I imagine journals to be writings you look back over later in life to trigger memories of places, times, people, feelings, thoughts, etc.
Tom McCarthy. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Writing the Malaise Incomprehensible, except when read as a footnote to Remainder. Then, it becomes an author’s expression of his own struggle with feelings of inadequacy in an (academic-literary) milieu dominated by cults of personality.