Archive for date: June 10, 2009

The Next 700 Programming Languages

June 10, 2009 | Computer Science, Programming Languages | By: Mark VandeWettering

I learned that computer scientist Peter Landin passed away recently. Landin’s research helped refine the direction of my college studies, and was always a great pleasure to read. His derivation and explanation of the SECD machine served as the basis for a more mature and clear understanding of many aspects of programming languages and their […]

Who Can Name the Bigger Number?

June 10, 2009 | Math | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s a nice little math essay regarding big numbers. It ties in interesting notions from computability that are what I think about when I feel more abstract and less practical. Enjoy it with your morning coffee, as I am. Who Can Name the Bigger Number?