Sunday, April 20, 2008

Think for yourself...

People yammer about the continual evolution of language with all the new slang and tech talk, but actually language is not updating nearly fast enough. The way we use English is thousands of years behind our knowledge base. As Buckminster Fuller said, "Why are we still using the terms 'up and down?'" These terms are meaningless unless you believe that the world is flat and the Earth is the center of the universe. Bucky F. did like the couplet "in/out" very much - as in - we tune a radio station in or out - he thought it was important to understand that there can be a multitude of options present, and that our power is the power of selection.

(Nice Fuller t-Shirt and bio here.)


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