Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Apparently, I've established a weblog. The idea is that it is a better place to put my thoughts than in old emails that will sit in personal folders on various corporate servers until I switch jobs, at which time they will vanish into the digital ether.

Which makes me think: the digital world, although it is not equivalent to the actual world (a la the Matrix), is a good metaphor for it. In it, objects are composed of smaller entities (bits), until they are reduced to their component parts. All that is lost when a file is destroyed is organization. But organization is all that anything in the world is. Thus the McLuhanesque point that reality is simply information.

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