Further reading (and listening) on the shrinking boundary between humans and computers

TED Blog

“Throughout the history of computers, we’ve been striving to shorten the gap between us and digital information, the gap between our physical world and the world in the screen,” interface designer Jinha Lee says in today’s talk.

[ted_talkteaser id=1781]Lee points out that the gap has become shorter and shorter—it’s now “less than a millimeter, the thickness of a touchscreen glass,” he says. But his goal is to dissolve the boundary completely. In this talk, given at TED2013, he shows off a tool he invented that penetrates into a screen. He also reveals a technology that creates a digital workspace between a keyboard and translucent screen, allowing us to reach into digital worlds with our hands. And his wild ideas don’t stop there.

“If you remove this boundary,” says Lee, “the only boundary left is our imagination.”

Of course, we’ve been questioning what it means, on a deeper level…

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Miranda Programming PT1

Miranda is a declarative functional language,ie unlike c,java etc which are procedural,meaning you do not folow any prdefined procedure while writing it,you can choose to write a program called p1 to print a name

in miranda

p1 = “Obie”

in C you have to create a main function body

#include<stdio.h>  //header file

char p1 =”Obie” //you have to create this variable

int main( )

{

printf(p1); //then call p1 here

}

this makes miranda very easy to use and its very fundamental to the study of computing systems at the base level(could be skipped but the knowledge gathered is priceless).

an overview is provided on wikipedia click here 

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