File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1996/96-11-03.013, message 69


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 05:50:42 -0400
Subject: Re:Re: Re: kkk


>>>>        Forget about the lies
>>>>        Dreams were made to be broken
>>>
>>>
>>>We thrive in information-thick worlds because of our marvelous and
everyday
>>>capacities to select, edit, single out, structure, highlight, group, pair,
>>>merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil
down,
>>>choose, categorize, catalogue, classify, refine, abstract refine, abstract
>>>scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
>>>sort, pick over, group, pigenhole, integrate, blend, average, filter,
lump,
>>>skip, smooth, chunk, inspect, approximate, cluster, blend, average,
filter,
>>>lump, skip,  itemize, review, flip through, browse, leaf through, skim,
>>>list, glean, synopsize, winnow, and finish.
>>
>>...not to mention the gift of contradiction.
>>
>how do you define thrive?
>Can you say that what we're doing is thriving?
>
>I assume you mean information thick worlds that are thick with the
>information of the "www.info.com" age.
>if so, that is a bias toward technocratic culture, and maybe even a
>mispalcement of priority.
>
>Michael Barrett

Merriam-Webster: thrive 1: to grow luxuriatly: FLOURISH  2: to gain in 
wealth or possessions: PROSPER

Some of us thrive. Some of us open our veins in distraction.

john z.......same as it ever was, but more.





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