Feynman and computation: exploring the limits of computers by Anthony J.G. Hey

By Anthony J.G. Hey

A tribute to Feynman and a brand new exploration of the boundaries of pcs by way of a few of brand new so much influential scientists.

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I can’t remember it very clearly, but I decided to stay in the hotel one more night. It turned into one of the weird nights of that time, a night when I think I wanted to die… or maybe it wasn’t so dramatic. Maybe I just wanted to let go and become Ryan. It started like most nights. I hopped on the bed, turned on the TV, and started tossing back beers. I lost myself in the TV glow and let the booze buzz flush through my body. Only, there wasn’t a buzz. After about five or six beers, I felt sober.

I got up, packed my things, switched the TV off, and got the hell out of Dodge.

It always seemed like a secret, forbidden world. Why else would these things be hidden? Finally, I fell into the mattress and tried to sleep. Sleep didn’t come. My head was buzzing with activity. My eyes wouldn’t shut. My frustration grew until I lost my temper and started thrashing my 61 BALLAD OF A THIN MAN arms and legs against the bed. The bed didn’t care. Finally, I flicked the TV. After a half hour, I was still glued to the glow. Fuck it. I got up, opened the hotel mini-bar and started downing the overpriced beers.

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