Monthly Archives: October 2021

Amoeba’s Lorica: Meme-ories 40 (Ask Not)

I, Abraham, loaded with sins, have composed this elegy with the most lively sorrow; for I have seen Constantinople in the days of its glory. – Armenian elegy on the conquest of Constantinople, quoted in the Milman edition of Gibbon’s … Continue reading

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Reg and Syd: Productivism

Reg: “So, Syd, how are your investments in artificial intelligence coming along?” Syd: “Not as well as I’d like. We’re not¬†close to being able to replace our human employees with machines, never mind the super-smart and wise ones that were … Continue reading

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