virus: Thoughts and Metaphors

Corey A. Cook (
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 15:36:56 -0800

Eve has given me a lot to think about these last few days, and here's
what I've got so far.

I began to search for more metaphors dealing with ideas and concepts. I
found one area of metaphors that Eve didn't mention: the idea that ideas
are linear, or non-linear. "Put it on the back burner." "Sleep on it."
are examples of non-linear thinking. But there are also metaphors that
indicate that thought are linear: "Never Whistle While You're Pissing"
is a good example. So the thought occured to me: which metaphor is
right? Are thoughts linear, or non-linear? Or are they both?

Just wondering.

Corey A. Cook

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