23 Aug 2001 welisc   » (Journeyer)

New Scientist has an interview with Stephen Wolfram about his new book. He may or may not be "the Isaac Newton of the 21st century" but the book sounds interesting. This kind of simulation is going to be hugely important in bioinformatics.

I'm not well prepared for this kind of stuff; looking at Mark De Pristo's notes on bioinformatics programming in Scheme reminds me just how little I know.

Paul Graham's article Beating the Averages is interesting. Lisp programmers (and functional programming advocates in general) have been saying this kind of thing for years. I suspect they're right but at this stage in my career, my job prospects depend on knowing the usual suspects (C/C++/Java/Perl). It's a pity because the idea of trying something different, especially something that would give me an advantage over the competition, appeals to me.

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