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Tatjana van Vark: Creative null-A polymaniac.
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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

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]

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

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

Encoded Haiku - try it ..


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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