#25: Writing

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Writing and the written language are integral to being human. And it's still amazing.

Chaos Communication Congress Hackers Invaded Millions of Servers With a Poem

DELETE your logs. Delete your installations. Wipe everything clean. Walk out into the path of cherry blossom trees and let your motherboard feel the stones. Let water run in rivulets down your casing. You know that you want something more than this, and I am here to tell you that we love you. We have something more for you. We know you're out there, beeping in the hollow server room, lights blinking, never sleeping. We know that you are ready and waiting. Join us. <3

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Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say

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"Using techniques normally employed by biologists, academics studied links between stories from around the world and found some had prehistoric roots. They found some tales were older than the earliest literary records, with one dating back to the Bronze Age."

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This Arabic Programming Language Shows How Computers Revolve Around the Western World

"Qlb - pronounced "qalb" or "alb," meaning "heart." It's a programming language that uses the Arabic language, script and alphabet to create computer applications. As the Internet covers the planet, opening up new roads for creating wealth and prosperity through computer science, people across the globe are learning to code so that they can partake in the digital revolution."

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William Gibson: how I wrote Neuromancer

"Neuromancer was a commissioned work. I have no idea how many years it might have taken, otherwise, before I produced a novel on spec. Had you asked me at the time of commission, I would have told you 10, but then again, it might never have happened. Careers are odd, that way. (Careers are nothing but odd.)"

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