The author is a software engineer in Colorado. Once upon a time he studied the history of science and technology, and wrote a thesis on the “information utility” vision that was ultimately superseded by the personal computer: Building the Information Society.

The name of this blog comes from Lewis Mumford’s Technics and Civilization (1934):

By what inept logic must we bow to our creation if it be a machine, and spurn it as “unreal” if it happens to be a painting or a poem? The machine is just as much a creature of thought as the poem: the poem is as much a fact of reality as the machine.