The wind whooshes in from the open window. Suddenly, a macabre ghost slips through, pausing only for a moment to gather their pale breath. They let out a haunting wail: “Yooouuuu migghtttt beeee surrpriiiisedddd… a hundreddd yearssss is a longggg tiiiiime… for guests to arriiiiiveeee…!”
The spectre implodes; a pile of crumpled S-expressions fall to the floor, rustling softly in the winter breeze, lit dimly by the pale moonlight shining softly through winter’s shrouded skies.
The cabin grows quiet; the library shelves stand dutifully at attention, patiently waiting for guests to fill them with stories.
It's fascinating how much effect one decade can have.
Cheers to 2032 -- it's tantalizing to look around today and wonder "Which of these tech stacks will seem in 2032 the way C# seems in 2022?"
I can't wait to see how makers build tools in the 2030's. It's been feeling like the pace of tech has been slowing down, but it's always an illusion.
What caught my attention about your site is that I know from experience how hard it is to create a fork of gwern.net: https://www.shawwn.com/swarm I noticed lots of little details in yours, like the fact that the anonymous feedback form is different, and that you exported your logo with potrace. (Killer logo by the way!) All of that took a lot of thought and effort, and it was a delightful surprise to see that someone else did it independently. It'd be neat to compare notes with you!
Thanks a lot for the thoughtful content, and the tree of concepts. I don't have nearly as much training in math, so it was quite helpful. :)