Stochastic Bookmark

abstruse unfinished commentary

about correspondence



Getting back in the loop (due for a while). More anon ...

As the year closes its books, donations to non-profit indepedent publishers remain a sure bet; one way of having something to show (and place) is a winning bid at Archipelago Books annual auction near month's end.

More throwaway lines:

There's a lot I don't know, but I'm sure there's a lot of epistemic uncertainty.

Taxonomy is the exercise of fitting what we don't understand into the Procrustean bed of what we think we do.

Suigineers: Uncategorically self-made men.

Quine has an interesting take on translation, but the bit about gavagai is just splitting hares.

Haruspication entails evisceration.

Just because we share our misanthropy doesn't mean we have to like each other.

Those who believe in hierarchy believe their belief justifies a raise.

For any CEO that wants to "focus on core competencies", management isn't one of them.

The journey is the destination, but you can't get there from here.

Donne wasn't very good at geography. Man is an island. Manhood is a peninsula.

I remember when finding romance wasn't a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Of course I'm dating myself.
It's cheaper that way, especially if I go Dutch.

My computer keeps saying "The Bittish are coming! The Bittish are coming!"
1 if by LAN, and 10 if by C.
Serves me right for installing RevereWare.

Science seeks to understand,
Technology, to control;
Means each takes as close to hand
Are the other's distant goal.

A plaque on both your houses:
John Logie Baird: 22 Frith Street, Soho, London W1 & 3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham, London SE26
Mahatma Gandhi: Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 & 20 Baron's Court Road, Hammersmith and Fulham, London W14
T. E. Lawrence: 14 Barton Street, Westminster, London SW1 & 2 Polstead Road, Oxford, OX2
John Lennon: 251 Menlove Avenue, South Woolton, Liverpool L25 & 34 Montagu Square, Marylebone, London W1H