Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Julian Assange - the Austerity of Chess and Computing

The remarkable life of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks

‘The austerity of one’s interaction with a computer is something that appealed to me,’ he said. ‘It is like chess – chess is very austere, in that you don’t have many rules, there is no randomness, and the problem is very hard.’


Read more: New Yorker magazine, The Daily Maverick on the 25 July Wikileaks revelations.

Photo: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of a newspaper during a press conference at the Frontline Club in central London, July 26, 2010. Thousands of leaked U.S. military documents from Afghanistan contain evidence of possible war crimes that must be urgently investigated, the founder of the whistleblowing website that published the papers said on Monday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Tuesday 27 July, 2010

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