Sunday, February 22, 2004

Learning is important

"In his history of cryptography, The Codebreakers, author David Kahn probes the emotional lures of secret writing, citing Freud's theory that the child's impulse to learn is tied to the desire to view the forbidden." -- Steven Levy in Crypto

Mars Spirit Surveyor

Here is some analysis on the failure of the Mars Spirit surveyor, and how NASA resolved the problem.