Alan Turing was born on this date, June 23. As heartbreaking as his personal story can be, his work is fundamental to understanding the intersection of math and intelligence.
As intelligence takes on so many connotations when studied, so does Alan's work and his life.
I hope that emotional intelligence will be a hallmark to computer development. It would be a fitting extension to what has happened and how to make effective change.
What are emotions? Well, according to a book I just read, Crucial Conversations, they are the result of the stories we tell ourselves.
Those stories being subjective, the emotions, too, are subjective--and subject to change. But don't try to tell someone who felt bitter disappointment that it wasn't real, just because the story upon which the feeling was based wasn't.
Wasn't real, that, is.