I don’t know when you last looked but even if it was pretty recently I bet there’s a lot of new stuff up here. Besides the weekly blog entries on the principles there’s other stuff, including a rather too long entry under the menu heading stories and the sub-heading plot summaries you’ll find a rather too long summary of a story with the redundant title Virtually: A Story.

I’m not really satisfied by the story structure. I think it deserves a much shorter, more concise presentation. I say deserves because my feeling, so many years after writing my notes for this tale, is that the essential ideas are interesting and even important but I’ve sort of “buried the lead” as the journalists say. There’s so much going on that its essence might have gotten lost. Read More...

Language and Monkey biz

I just changed some elements of the layout of this site. It’s all an attempt to shift things to more of a blog driven site then a website driven blog… or something like that. Anyway the idea is to emphasize the ongoing transient (and yes, fragmentary) nature of the blog postings. It’s as if they were moments when something passes into the central focus of the consciousness and use the rest of the website more as the memory or co-presence.

Hope that’s not too high falutin. For my non-native English speaking friends lets just say that is a word meaning something like pretentious, pompous or arrogant. But what’s important is that Its part of a family of words that could include: hoity-toity, and bon ton. It’s the kind of thing we might associate with the “discourse” of alchouetes.

For some thoughts on a term from my own personal glossary (idolect) check out Monkey biz in the body of this entry.