virus: misc.

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 06:09:09 -0400

Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 13:42:06 -0500
From: Brett Lane Robertson <>
Subject: Re: virus: Buddhism


> I think the central concept would be to conquer "chance" and to create

> "order" (or what is the quote...everything happens on the border of
> and order?).

Glad to here I do understand!

The idea that "everything happens on the border of chance and order"
reminds me of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintence, where Pirsig
talks about the train of knowledge... all the action is at the front of
the train, working in the *unknown*, learning "laterally". Certainly
the ideas of conquering "chance" and conquering "time" are very
similar... in fact even related by "entropy" (which I will be studying
in thermodynamics in about a weeks time)