Today, you are a member of… Phantom Fundamentals

It’s a week of fundamentals, members. Not only is there the celebration of stable rationic infinity with International Pi Day, but there is also the birthday of one Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, St. Louisan and MIT extraordinaire, the man who put time sharing in the Arpanet, Multics in Unix, and duplexity in psycho-acoustics. And if the king of autocorrelational analysis taught us anything, it’s that fundamentals are sometimes not so readily apparent, and that only by going through the steps of delay, multiplication, and integration can such phantoms be discerned. Best to get your clipboard out and your plural ear on so as not to miss the repeating patterns for the overtones.

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