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January 24 2011

Introducing Koi - A language that teaches the basics of language implementation

Koi is designed, above all else, to be a language whose implementation demonstrates the basics of how to build a language in a straight-forward way.

Most programming language implementations are written in low-level languages like C in order to maximize performance, and this generally makes them very opaque and difficult to follow.

In order to avoid this problem Koi is written from the ground up in Ruby to make sure that the implementation language never gets in the way of the intent of the code. Koi will likely never be suitable for use as a production language, but that was never one of its goals.

July 29 2010

Al Jazeera English - Focus - Journalism and 'the words of power'

Power and the media are not just about cosy relationships between journalists and political leaders, between editors and presidents. They are not just about the parasitic-osmotic relationship between supposedly honourable reporters and the nexus of power that runs between White House and state department and Pentagon, between Downing Street and the foreign office and the ministry of defence. In the western context, power and the media is about words - and the use of words.

Al Jazeera English - Focus - Journalism and 'the words of power'

Power and the media are not just about cosy relationships between journalists and political leaders, between editors and presidents. They are not just about the parasitic-osmotic relationship between supposedly honourable reporters and the nexus of power that runs between White House and state department and Pentagon, between Downing Street and the foreign office and the ministry of defence. In the western context, power and the media is about words - and the use of words.

December 16 2009

not only they misstyped the URL of their own (!) website, the...


not only they misstyped the URL of their own (!) website, the even call Michael Jackson the Prince… I thought it should be King Michael Jackson…

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