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Thread #59418 Message #1231763
Posted By: Amos
22-Jul-04 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
1. This is a long essay, extracted from a book called "Notebook 15" which seeks to lay out some clarity on the nature of our information systems where they reach their final destination ñ you and me. I apologiz e for the length of it but I did not have time to make it shorter, as a famous writer once said. If you do take the trouble to read it all, I applaud you and hope that you find some part of it valuable.
The first section discusses what we use to relay information - the signals, symbols and semaphoes from which we miraculously get understanding.
The second section provides some deconstruction of what occurs when we send each other postcards or e-mail.
The third offers a bridge to the real driving force behind information and communication ñ again, you and me. Let us move out, and see how we might get there from here.