Programming must be an Open System
January 24th, 2010
I decided I needed an hour break from Scala hacking, and I am about halfway finished with Sean Carroll's From Eternity to Here, which goes on at great length about entropy as it relates to time's arrow. So for the fun of it I whipped up a simulation of an Ehrenfest Urn using Processing.js.
Check it out here (requires a browser supporting canvas).
Now that I'm done, there are a couple of things I find amazing about this.
- I felt like I needed a break from being paid to write Scala. As opposed to, like, Visual Basic, Java, C++, or something like that.
From eternity to here apparently involves a massive improvement in the state of the programming art. Everything is amazing and nobody's happy.