Thursday, April 4, 2013
Chocky by John Wyndham
Imagine your 12 year old son suddenly develops an imaginary friend. Then imagine this imaginary friend starts to make your son view the world in a "different" way. For instance this imaginary friend, named Chocky, explains that our system of numbers is silly, because "... to bother with ten different figures just because you've ten fingers, when all you really need is two fingers..." (explaining binary code). Is Chocky simply an imaginary friend or something more?
A very quick and interesting read.