26 December, 2010


I found this in wikipedia:

Project Cybersyn was a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 1970–1973 (during the government of president Salvador Allende). It was essentially a network of telex machines that linked factories with a single computer centre in Santiago, which controlled them using principles of cybernetics.

I think that's quite an interesting cross-over between socialism and computer control.

The wikipedia page has a cool pic of the "control room" which looks totally Star Trek (although other reading suggests that was a prototype control room and not actually used in real life).

19 December, 2010

latex double-cite

Turns out LaTeX you can write markup like

to get multiple citations in the same place like this: [1,2]

Which is kinda obvious.

But I'd never thought of it.