- We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Last Saturday, I got a surprise visit from my U____ R___ and my sister’s boyfriend, plus two of his friends. I felt rather odd, given that the relatives from the family rarely visits us, despite our family putting up the effort to do good. My role of being someone’s nephew was then transformed into that of a butler or slave-boy/provider of refreshments. Sigh. So, according to this family, I am nothing more than cannon-fodder. Great!
I’ve only purchased the game last Saturday and I’m instantly hooked. Could it be the beautiful strings soundtrack? The inspirations of M.C. Escher? The simple black and white in every game as the main pallettes? Or maybe the mysterious Walker and his Echoes?
On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
— Charles Babbage (1791-1871)