Interesting Things

I'm really not a very nice person. I can say "I don't care" with a straight face, and really mean it. I happen to believe that not having a kernel debugger forces people to think about their problem on a different level than with a debugger. I think that without a debugger, you don't get into that mindset where you know how it behaves, and then you fix it from there. Without a debugger, you tend to think about problems another way. You want to understand things on a different level. Linus Torvalds
In 1994, Marilou Schultz, an acclaimed Navajo weaver and educator, was commissioned by the Intel corporation in Rio Rancho, New Mexico to weave a replica of a printed circuit board [...] The computer chip weavings, unbeknownst to Schultz, recall the role of Navajo women laborers, employed in the manufacture of integrated circuits, diodes, and other computer component manufacture, in the Fairchild Industries factory in Shiprock, New Mexico that operated from 1965–75 on the Navajo Reservation. In early marketing materials, the company expressed that they saw an analogous relationship between the skills and aesthetics of Navajo weaving—largely practiced by women—and computer chips. —Candice Hopkins, from the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art