Thursday, November 01, 2007

We live in a sea of serial numbers, tracking numbers, radio frequency IDs. Of things reduced to the purest abstraction. The closest we can come to effectively representing an object is via an obscure and breathless spray of digits and letters, beyond math, beyond language.

This is how we get closer to God.

You have to reason your way through the question out loud, they told the contestant before the show. You have to think out loud.