wed 02 jun 1993 01:00:00 salem, ma
reading back, i noticed in my 21 apr entry that i said something to the effect that the purpose of recording the written word is so that "the steps will not be lost on those who are trying to grasp the vector," or some such nonsense.
i can relate this suddenly — when i saw the words steps and vector i thought of the way a curve is digitized. a curve, a slope, on a computer screen, has steps in it. a digital sample of a soundwave likewise has steps in it.
what does this mean? thematically it seems connected to the other baffling thing i said earlier: the notion of a dual nature of spirit, corresponding to the dual nature of light — that spirit was both continuous, in one sense, and corpuscular in another — and that furthermore this duality was in some way connected to solving the problem of anarchy.
by thinking of the steps toward illumination in the same way as i think of the steps in a digitized waveform, i suddenly understand how something can truly be at once continuous and corpuscular. it just depends on the resolution at which you are examining it. if you look really close at the computer graphic, you see the steps in that which from afar appears as a continuous line.
so it is with human evolution? so it is with the spirit?
so what the hell does that have to do with anarchy?