Talk to the Process, not the Machine.

Decades ago, computers could run exactly one process at a time. Nowadays, modern operating systems let us run multiple processes on a single processor. Modern  microprocessors generally have multiple cores, as well. This means that on any modern machine, there are generally many different processes, all running in parallel. I’m writing this using a text […]

People Are Computers

When most people think of computers, they think of machines that are always logical,  never forget, always follow precise instructions, react identically to identical inputs, and have no emotion.  From this perspective, it sounds absurd to claim that humans are computers. Humans have drives and wills, computers don’t. Humans have emotions, computers don’t. Humans understand […]

Hello, World.

About this Blog This blog started out as a self-help book, called “People: An API.” I wanted to share ideas I used to make sense of my interactions with other people. In short, I think of people as being computers. This probably sounds strange to you. You might imagine that thinking this way would cause […]