Re: virus: MS Weapon

David McFadzean (
Thu, 02 Oct 1997 14:19:52 -0600

At 04:44 PM 10/1/97 -0700, Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

>aspects of the world one most wants illuminated at the time. In fact, the
>illumination metaphor seems like a good one; let me fill it in. A
>worldview is like a light source--using a particular kind and direction of
>light, we can see many aspects of the room we're in and its contents.
>Some light sources will be generally more useful than others, and some
>will be more helpful for specific purposes than others. None of them can
>illuminate everything in the room at once for us--all of them will cast
>shadows, and include only part of the spectrum. A Level-1 person is using
>whatever light source is handy, without particularly thinking about how it
>might be improved on. A Level-2 person is working to perfect eir light
>source--to make it bright, broad-spectrum, and well-positioned. A Level-3
>person has collected several lights of various types e has found useful,
>has probably worked on them a bit, and now uses them for different
>purposes, and/or switches among them to get new insights. E is also
>likely to be willing to play with new possibilities.

Some light sources seem to illuminate previously unseen parts of the
room, but in fact they project images of things that aren't actually
there. How do you tell the difference, or does it matter?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus