1997: Jaron Lanier Distinguished Speaker

I wrote the following speech to introduce Jaron Lanier at the Symbolic Systems Program’s Distinguished Speaker event at Stanford University on May 15, 1997. The introduction was written over the course of a few days, during which I gathered my inspiration from the Internet, books and magazines that I had read, movies that I had … Continue reading 1997: Jaron Lanier Distinguished Speaker


The length and style of your hair often determines how you remember an important event or time in your life. When you see a picture of yourself from the past, the most distinguishing feature of you, aside from your clothes or glasses, is your hair. If it was long, a guy might recall the rebel … Continue reading Hair