Four short links: 24 October 2016
Soviet Internet, Deep Learning Papers, Chinese Black Mirror, and Coding Conventions
- The Internyet — Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global Internet. […] Glushkov’s story is also a stirring reminder to the investor classes and other agents of technological change that astonishing genius, far-seeing foresight, and political acumen are not enough to change the world. Supporting institutions often make all the difference. There’s so much to pull out of this article!
- Deep Learning Papers Reading Roadmap — for those long winter nights that are coming. Lay in supplies of highlighters and cocoa.
- China’s Plan to Organize its Society Relies on “Big Data” to Rate Everyone (WaPo) — The ambition is to collect every scrap of information available online about China’s companies and citizens in a single place — and then assign each of them a score based on their political, commercial, social, and legal “credit.” Just in time for Black Mirror Season 3, episode 1.
- Code Like Shakespeare — great title, better than any article can be when it’s on coding conventions that help people read your code more easily. It’s still good advice.