April 22, 2016

Table of Contents

Introduction 

1. Language
    The Finger Pointing at the Moon
    The Ten Thousand Things
    One Damned Thing After Another
    Manners of Speech
    Design by Committee
    A Gay Old Time
    Once Upon a Time
    Notes

2. Writing
    Opening Lines
    “A” is for Ox
    Left and Right
    Rest Notes
    Enuf is Enough
    Cutting Corners
    The Soul of a New Machine
    Notes

3. Numbers
    Counting to 10
    The Measure of All Things
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Games of Chance
    Yin and Yang
    Notes

4. Time
    All the Rest Have Thirty-One
    Thank God It’s Frigg’s Day
    Better Days
    The Hands of Time
    A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion
    Notes

5. Music 
    Sex, Brains, and Rock ’n’ Roll
    Getting in Tune
    Every Good Boy
    Talking Machines
    The Hit Parade
    Notes

6. Maps
    The Four Corners of the World
    Connecting the Dots
    Street Smart
    Maps and Mappings
    Notes

7. Pictures
    Getting Real
    Drawing on the Left Side of the Brain
    Picture-Stories
    Copy Cats
    Traces of Light
    The Big Screen
    Notes

8. TV
    The Force
    Singing in the Wires
    On the Air
    The Tube
    A Word from Our Sponsor
    Buttons and Knobs
    Notes

9. Computers 
    The Turing Machine
    What You See is What You Get
    The Web
    Tomorrowland
    Notes

Index

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