Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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I have been using Ben Haller‘s Fracture fractal screensaver for almost as long as I have used Mac OS X (back when it was called Puma). Michael Clark has a site for images used creating Fracture called Fractal of the Day with achingly beautiful tripped out abstract images. The Mac has traditionally been a home to lots of passionate small software development companies who code thoughtful apps. These apps then build a passionate user community around them.  

Thomas Friedman interviews Gordon Moore, compelling material for those of you with a vaguely technical bent. More Gordon Moore content here.

I am a big fan of Neal Stephenson’s work and there is a great opportunity to hear him talk about his latest book Seveneyes. Stephenson talks about his broadly optimistic view of science and technology, more here.

Jamie Zaminski of Netscape and DNA Lounge fame puts together video playlists on YouTube regularly, here is the latest one. It’s kind of like when MTV was about music, rather than reality TV. More culture related content here