Random Blts

Some observations (some would say rants) on the game and computer industry and society in general.

Unless otherwise noted, all articles © 1997-2005 Stephen Clarke-Willson - All Rights Reserved.

 

We are blind until we see
That in the human plan
Nothing is worth the making
If it does not make the man.

Why build these cities glorious
If man unbuilded goes?
In vain we build the world
Unless the builder also grows.

Edwin Markham

 

"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply."

Christian Morganstern

 

“Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace.”

Robert Hutchings Goddard

 

 

More recent articles are published at http://drstephencw.blogspot.com.

 

 

Fun with Systemantics, Property and Ownership
I was introduced to the whole subject of "who owns what and why and why should they" by my wife who took courses in "Volitional Science" offered by Andrew J. Galambos. Since then, my interest in the subject has expanded somewhat, but as Galambos' teachings were my introduction to the subject, I have written a few articles about "Volitional Science" to try to get the ideas across as simply as possible. "Volitional Science" isn't really a science but that's what Galambos called it. I moderate a list group about Volitional Science and things relating to ownership and attempts to make statism obsolete. Feel free to join in. Articles below with "VS-" in the title are specifically about Volitional Science.

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2005 05 06 - ANTI-COUNTERFEIT AUTHENTICITY LABELS - SMART CHIPS WITH ELECTRONIC INK & WIRELESS I/O - DUPLICATE SERIAL NUMBER DETECTION, by Vincent Youngs

 

2002 03 17 – Review of Atlantis, a Novel about Economic Government

 

2001 08 10 - The Nature of Property, By Alvin Lowi

 

2001 01 20 - On Andrew J. Galambos and his Primary Property Ideas, by Alvin Lowi

 

 

2000 08 09 - VS- Survivor! (or, notes on the Moral Island)

 

2000 06 11 - VS- Government by Subscription

 

2000 04 30 - Who is Anakin Skywalker?

 

2000 04 30 - Freedom of Choice and the Microsoft Anti-Trust Suit

 

2000 04 26 - The Secret of Creativity

 

2000 04 15 - VS- Is this really Science?

 

2000 01 28 - Who Owns It? MP3.com and "your" music.

 

2000 01 02 - VS- More on Ownership

 

1999 10 13 - VS- Ownership - the Answer to Systemantics

 

1999 10 08 - VS- Freedom of Choice (Part II)

 

1999 10 04 - VS- Freedom of Choice (Part I)

 

1999 09 26 - VS- If you really want happiness...

 

1999 09 15 - VS- What's Happiness got to do with it?

 

1999 09 06 - VS- "The Floodgates will Open..."

 

1999 09 05 -- VS- From Systemantics to Volitional Science

 

 

Fun with Above the Garage Productions
(and other random stuff)
Columns in which I describe interesting things going on at Above the Garage Productions - my one-person company.

 

2000 05 06 - When is this game (C.I.N.D.-E 1.4) going to be finished?

 

1999 03 07 - Animating Cind-E (Part Two)

 

1999 02 28 - Animating Cind-E (Part One)

 

1999 02 25-- Music! Music! Music!

 

1998 08 30 - Maple Leaf Rag (or Persistence Pays Off)

 

1998 04 04 - Fun with High Resolution Pictures

 

1998 01 14 - Fun with Faces ...

 

1998 01 14 - Fun on the Web ...

 

1998 01 07 - Gamasutra article published

 

1997 09 02 - Rectal Surgery

 

 

Fun with Design
Columns in which I talk about game design and game design concepts.

 

2000 01 12 - Wienies! (This article, including all the pictures, is about 2.1 megabytes in size. You have been warned.)

 

1998 08 20 - More on Herzog Zwei (A Letter)

 

1998 08 18 - The Origin of Realtime Strategy Games on the PC

 

1998 07 27 - CyberDome review in GameNet newsletter.

 

1998 01 07 - Gamasutra article published

 

 

Fun with Ubiquitous 3D
Columns in which I talk about the spread (or lack thereof) of 3D technology.

 

1999 12 27 - Ubiquitous 3D

 

1999 08 05 - More on Brilliant Digital Entertainment (A Letter)

 

1999 07 27 - Better than VRML

 

1997 06 12 - The best kept secret on the World Wide Web (Floops)

 

 

Fun with Sound
Columns where I talk about my experiences with various Codecs.

 

2001 03 28 - Windows Media Audio 8

 

2000 01 28 - Who Owns It? MP3.com and "your" music. (Actually this is a Systemantics article, but it's pretty interesting to music and sound people.)

 

1999 09 15 - More on Sound Codecs

 

1999 09 15 - MP3 vs. MiniDisc Revisited (A Letter)

 

1999 02 21 - MPEG Sound Performance (and other Codecs)

 

1999 01 24 - MP3 vs. MiniDisc

  


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