Archive for Vernor Vinge

True Names

4 Yellow highlight | Page: 316 Workers who had any resources became data commuters and lived outside the cities. Of course, some of the people here were data-set users too and so could be characterized as data commuters. Yellow highlight | Page: 343 Because the highest levels of our minds are goal-directed problem solvers. Yellow highlight | Page: 348 The idea of “meaning” itself is really a matter of size and scale: it only makes sense to ask what something means in a system which is large enough to have many meanings. In very small systems, the idea of something having a meaning becomes as vacuous as saying that a brick is a very small...