April 7, 2005
the multiplicity of things
I’m reading Fritjof Capra again, returning to my Daoist roots. In college I studied cognitive science in conjunction with mystic philosophy.
Categorizing mentality! And here I just spent two years making a product that explicitly tags everything in life. I can just see Mr. Mystic shaking his head slowly, shedding a single tear like the American Indian in that roadside litter commercial.
My answer to Mr. Mystic is that we’re only half done with this particular quest. Tagging is only the “build them as islands” side of the equation. Still to come is the “stitch them together” part, which has everything to do with interconnectedness.
This is why I’m reading Capra.
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