a sparse matrix
In league with French counter-revolutionaries
resident in Cayenne, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe attempted to smuggle seeds of
pepper, nutmeg, & cloves into Yuan Dynasty China. Caught at the border by
customs officials, he was told that if he had just tried to bring in smaller
quantities of the spices, he may have escaped detection completely. I see, said Mies. Less is more.
Without a Trace
He leaned in front of her
screen. Then he made himself
more comfortable. The dead man
was hanging close to the trunk.
She was thirsty, but that was
not unusual; & if she needed
company then a row of half-dead
plants still lined
In order to stop kids
obsessing over the future,
Government funding is
now available to separate
them into groups &
place them on a range of
intimate couches in front
of refrigerators which all
have smart screens
He watches for a while, then he
joins her swim. A large number
of finite automata can be simply
visualized by representing the auto-
mata array as a silver bell caught
inside a perfectly rectangular block.
It’s called a strap-end, using an
archaeological principle that if you
do not know what a metal object’s
purpose was, then just call it that.
As counterpoint, Carl Sagan talks
about the impact of the computer
on the universe. Both movie &
book are told from this perspective.