2023-04-30 Links

Stochastic Parrots Day – conversations worth a listen

David Cain: Knowing is doing, not remembering

Learnt a bit about bow rosin. “Bow hair is great to use for playing string instruments, except for one thing: by itself, it cannot create the friction needed to cause a string to vibrate and produce sound! An application of a sticky substance, like rosin, is necessary to create the friction needed to cause the string to vibrate. The friction against the string actually causes rosin to melt momentarily, sticking to the string and pulling it, which activates the string’s vibration.”

Donald Bourreaux: Drops and splashes

Graham Wallas: The Art of Thought, 1926