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 …

Words and Magic

Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. – Sigmund Freud The creation of words put a magical spell on me as far back as I could remember. Before I began kindergarten my mother sat me down in front of an …