Simply Jonathan

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind 

Erik Weijers’ summary of Julian Jaynes’ absolutely fascinating thesis about the origin of the human consciousness.

Via Bret Victor’s Links 2013, which I heartily recommend checking out. (Yes, it’s a list of links from 2013, but they’re not especially topical for 2013, and many of them [like this one] are indeed from way before 2013.)

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.