Tuesday, January 18, 2005

hello, world!

So what do I have to say that hasn't been said before? Well I guess I am searching for something that seems real but doesn't exist. Its interesting to hear software developers talk about languages and design methodologies, because it ain't real. Its all abstraction. One thing all developers have is the ability to work with newly created layers of reality. I remember when "too abstract" was a problem. Now I say, "yeah ain't it cool." Mathematicians have searched for meaning in the digits of PI. Physicists have searched for answers about the fabric of reality in quantum theory. Programmers also find the fabric of reality in code. So what happens when abstraction gets a hold of us. We look deeply into the machine and see not ones and zeros but a mystery. A mystery that we will try to solve but never will, because its only real in our minds.

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