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Daily Archives: December 1, 2005

not a surprise (follow up)

by Rob Friesel

A couple days ago I commented on a recent article out of USC (that I saw mentioned on BoingBoing) that proclaimed: “While surprise is not a new concept it had lacked a formal definition, broad enough to capture the intuitive meaning of the term, yet quantitative and computable.” The part that I’d taken issue with […]

commercial rewind

by Rob Friesel

The headline should have been “TiVo! Inexplicable, Unwanted Features For Everyone!” Wasn’t the point to skip commercials? Or if not the point, at least a major benefit? Or have we officially entered some sort of Wallace/Cronenberg alternate reality? Really and truly frightening.