Machine Beauty

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cover of Machine BeautyMachine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology (Master Minds Series)

author: David Gelernter
asin: 0465045162
binding: Hardcover
list price: $21.00 USD
amazon price: $21.00

The good part of this book is a short section on Linda, tuple space and Lifestreams. It's recommended for that only. These ideas are still be to fully realized - we're only scratching the surface (in the mainstream) of breaking the ridiculous hierarchical file system of desktop PCs with brilliant first steps such as OS X's fully integrated Spotlight feature. The time ordered representations and categorizations talked about here are yet to come (in the mainstream and fully OS integrated as they need to be). I can't wait...