Generation Loss

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter – it’s the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. – Mark Twain There is something known as generation loss in data systems. This is the loss of quality between subsequent copies of data. Making a copy of a …

Faith Looks Up

Sorrow looks back; Worry looks around; Faith looks up. – Ralph Waldo Emerson It seems that every day for the past week has been filled with news and talk about the sickness running rampant through China right now. My wife’s family is nervous, my Chinese friends are worried, and my former students are uncertain what …