Saturday, April 22, 2006

Beauty & Harmony

Reading a piece on architect Sim Van der Ryn, I'm reminded of a subtle yet important point. All the various movements of green design and new urbanism in architecture, simplicity and openness in software, etc., are simply means to the ends of beauty and harmony. Amen.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Surface Area

You know, I just realized books share an important trait with fractals: they have unusually high surface area to volume ratios. So do our lungs. Coincidence?