thinking about thinking (about technology)

Samuel R. Delany

The Atheist in the Attic

[a certain little discourse on observational-induced defamiliarization]

As I looked around, I thought: Someone has put some thinking into how this had best be done, so that I, the presumed beneficiary of that thinking, need not think at all. But here I am, thinking anyway about the individual thoughts such thinking comprised, approving this bit, questioning that one, disapproving of another — well, thinking about what’s not supposed to require thinking, that is philosophy, no?

reading about reading …

And so for day 2504

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