Microsoft PowerPoint is used to make presentations, to connect one to stock image libraries, and stun audience members with animations, writes Tom Wildenhain. But did you know it can do other things? In fact, it can do anything any other universal computer can, because it is Turing complete: "Only trained PowerPoint professionals should attempt to reproduce this research."
"On the Turing Completeness of PowerPoint" is five minutes long, and unequivocally a work of genius. https://t.co/7Tp0Qtzelz
The last few weeks have given us all a lot to think about. As we watched stores close, Costco lines snake through parking lots and items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper disappear everywhere like they were Lady Gaga tickets, there’s one significant takeaway it’s safe to say we all can agree on. We should […]
Whether it was Bach or Chopin, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, there was someone whose mastery on the piano made you think, wow, I wish I knew how to do that. It’s a singular, almost timeless skill — and if you love music, there’s no […]
With everything happening now, even the most jaded among us are bound to feel some pangs of anxiety now and again. It’s a crazy time. When we crawl into bed each night, it’s common for our brains to go into overdrive and start thinking — and worrying — about what’s going on and what’s to […]