Some of My Favorite Articles

Sometimes, I read an article, and some idea deeply resonates with me and makes a long lasting impression. It changes the way I approach some topic. Fred Brooks' essay "no silver bullet" was one of the very first article that planted such a seed. The concepts of esssential and accidental complexity are very powerfull, deeply … Continue reading Some of My Favorite Articles

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Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters is a very nice little book about the materials that surround us. Organized in ten chapter, each tracing the history of a class of material (metal, paper, glass, plastics, chocolate, gels, graphene, concrete, ceramics, biomaterial), we get to better appreciate how much tinkering and research took place over centuries to discover all these … Continue reading Stuff Matters

Mind Blown

There's lots of things to learn and know. Some are funny trivialities, some are joyful discoveries, some are intriguing theories, some are insightful lessons, ... and some are mind-blowing revelations. Here's my top 10. Some of them still blow my mind! Things are only impossible until they're not. -- Jean-Luc Picard Have fun! Public-key cryptography … Continue reading Mind Blown