We come once more to the sag of week out. Yesterday was a bit odd as FD SCP and I continued to explore a week out gallop to try and prevent the creaks from setting in. So much of yesterday was spent being boggish. In general a success except that the quest for the Italian ham sandwich of undergraduate days was spurned when the Pasquale’s we entered turned out to only be doing buffet at the luncheon period. Anyway, the weather is supposed to be warming although this morning’s difference was minor; overall, no frost either yesterday or today that I could observe as I spread seed for the dinosaur descendants and their ascendants. The weather beavers have miscarried again!
In keeping with our theme of proper disrespect for false authority, we have a bit of treat this morning. Somehow, I am unsure of the source, I received a most distressing link [Link] to a video of a scattering event. One of the particles is an iPhone 4S and the other is a 12.7 mm round and the collision is fulfilling.
That’s one set of mind chains that won’t shackle a human!
Next, a piece [Link] on the extinction of cognition. Overall a poorly done piece but it does raise the question of whether bogs are creative or not? ANd I am not talking about success in using a Xerox machine or a MegaStone client or even following a recipe. Those are at best craft. Rather, can we expect some act of actual originality from a bog untainted by any substantial fraction of nerd/geek?
If we look at modern lives, of brief awake home occupancy period and the majority of time spent in the workplace, to or from the workplace in transport, or doing consumerish activities varying from maintaining ‘life’ to frivolous destruction of Tellus and its ecosystem, then we find little time or effort on matters creative. Slack time is spent in vacuous activities such as watching athletic or fictional ‘entertainment’ on the audio-visual electromagnetic receiver, perhaps in actual physical activity at gym but again being entertained or mind blanked, not in even the mundane pseudo-creativity of craft that our parents (or grandparents, depending on age cohort) practiced. Even nominally creative activities such as art compositions, are performed in the organized vacuity of a class. No, creativity is rare and perhaps rightly so. The bogs serve a righteous role as graphite moderators in the nuclear reactor of human society. They are not there to generate creations, only to absorb some so that only the best percolate.
Of course, we could take the idea that if a bog is creative then they can’t be a bog – they have to be a geek or nerd. Sounds like the road to slavery.