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Writing for the Web 2.0 (posted 21 April 2004)
CLASS CANCELLED TODAY--CYOA ASSIGNMENTS DUE MONDAY, APRIL 26
Reading: Poems by Jason Nelson: http://www.heliozoa.com(requires Flash).
Last day to submit the Choose Your Own Adventure assignment.
this thing is pretty trippy. try h3 then sa...interesting.
I dont understand his fascination with viruses and biology.
Well, the purpose of any creative work is to be as 'alive' as possible, isn't it? And computer programmers are always looking to give programs more and more 'living' functionality- true intelligence, vision, robotic mobility, etc.
A biological virus is basically nothing but a tiny bit of code (DNA) that tells a normal cell how to build the virus itself. That's ALL it does; it doesn't eat, doesn't move in response to stimuli, it can't even reproduce by itself. It's so basic it's an open question whether they can actually be called 'alive'. It's very much like a spontaneously arising biological computer program.