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Tatjana van Vark: Creative null-A polymaniac.
posted by loquacious (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Slithy_Tove at 9:01 AM on April 23, 2006


The only thing I know about A. Korzybski is that he was the person that Bill Burroughs was obsessed with before he turned his attention to Hubbard.

I figured that if anyone could forget about him in favour of Scientology, the guy had to be another loon.

Nice hardware though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:06 AM on April 23, 2006


that's some beautiful engineering.
posted by andrew cooke at 9:25 AM on April 23, 2006


Fuck, she may be a loon, but lord, she's a talented loon. That machining is not only first rate, it's beautiful.

The fact he included spare fuses with some of them gave me giggles -- it's just the sort of detail I admire.
posted by eriko at 9:34 AM on April 23, 2006


Craft in the service of madness. What the hell is the point of a mechanical Fourier analyzer?
posted by paulsc at 10:09 AM on April 23, 2006


Korzybski is great.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:34 AM on April 23, 2006


awesome
posted by carsonb at 10:57 AM on April 23, 2006


Korzybski is great.

Until you get to the part about people's colloidal makeup determining their personalities. That's where I gave up on Science and Sanity, anyway.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:00 AM on April 23, 2006


So, anyone care to spill the beans for the uninitiated?
posted by JHarris at 12:52 PM on April 23, 2006


Some wiki-beans.

Sonofsamiam: I totally missed the strikeout in your post. Nice.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:55 PM on April 23, 2006


Korzybski is great

Korzybski appears to me to have greatness.

(This is my first attempt. Tricky business, this E-prime.)

E-Prime at wikipedia, working with E-Prime
posted by MetaMonkey at 4:19 PM on April 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


Details of rotor wiring etc will not be released until after someone decrypts my haiku. Awesome.
posted by brundlefly at 6:58 PM on April 23, 2006


Roses seem red;
Violets seem blue.
I like honey,
And I like you.


Awesome.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:03 PM on April 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


Encoded Haiku - try it ..
ETSFV FD1NV ZS7M2
UM8VK RCSZA P11IN FW-KX P/1RW
1MF4L F+3,0 QHWKS H+53- ZMTBI

QRVI8 YKK8Y


I was totally prepared to be underwhelmed and I must say, this stuff in fascinating. Great post.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:03 PM on April 23, 2006


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