Dennis Hooker wrote:
Have you ever seen O'Sensei's favorite portrait of himself? He has a sword strapped across his back and this huge Buda belly. He says it signifies power. If so I must be a powerful man too.
I remember reading about the misinterpretation of the Buddha belly on statues of Buddha. It symbolizes power not fat. It is an ongoing joke with my wife about my fat belly.
I enjoyed the excerpt from your book. Could you post more from it?
The article from your link (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_105441.html
) reminds me of networked systems where less powerful microprocessors are used throughout the system to relieve the main microprocessor of smaller tasks.