Which of course means reading about reading.
Bill Higgins' recent posting concerning his reading list brought to mind a potentially infinite recursion into which I'd just stepped. I recently finished Nick Hornby's Polysyllabic Spree, a collection of his columns about what he's been reading. Do realize that you, dear reader, are now reading about my reading a book about reading books. I will therefore vow to not read any commentary about this current blog entry, for that would mean I'd be reading about reading about reading about reading about reading, which is quite enough.
On a strikingly different subject, check out the latest edition of the IBM Journal of Research and Development, an issue that focuses on Blue Gene. Blue Gene is the world's fastest computer, rated at up to 360 teraflops across 65,536 compute nodes. Two sentences in this issue that stood out for me: "Software has often been considered the Achilles heel of supercomputers. One of the most challenging aspects of the Blue Gene/L system design has been the development of software that can be scaled to the unprecedented levels of more than a hundred thousand processors."
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