Four short links: 26 January 2018

Four short links
Four short links
  1. Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble (Steven Johnson) — a fine exegesis of the thesis that blockchain tech is a return to the open-to-innovation protocols of the early days of the internet. Right now, the only real hope for a revival of the open-protocol ethos lies in the blockchain.
  2. Ted Nelson on What Modern Programmers Can Learn From The PastWe thought computing would be artisinal. We did not imagine large monopolies. We thought the Citizen Programmer would be the leader.
  3. MiniZinca free and open source constraint modeling language. See also Hakan Kjellerstrand‘s page on it. (via Hacker News)
  4. How to Solve 90% of NLP Problems: A Step-by-Step Guide — with an interactive notebook!
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