Re: More math and open source

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 14:43:48 PDT

On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Dave Winer wrote:

--]In math, I think it was analysis, we studied discontinuities.
--]I think the "open source movement" was a discontinuity.
--]A place in time where the function "software developer" was undefined.
--]Or went asymptotic.

Overdefintion kills. Defining the state of a growing entity is goign to
leave you Hiesnberged quickly.

If you live by the def you bie by the def and really a rose by any other
name still costs 5$ long stem and a dozzen for 50$ delivered to your door
by a grungy 20 something with NOfx tatoos on thier forehead.

If you find yourself in a dynamo lable frenzy and some one starts
swtiching the words around you have two choices..go batsynutscoco or , as
frank so rightly says in Blue velevet snifffffffffff"fuck the party,
the fucking party its fucking fucked"

Math is a mediation on imaginary points that often bear some slight
observational skills in the really real world. Math also relys on the idea
of infitely small points (second denis hope refernce.."say your flying to
venus man what are you going to eighth, five fourtenths, three cant land on a fraction"), imaginery numbers and self
referential systems that can be held true when they assert they dotn even
exist, nto even for tax purposes. ("yea I told the IRS i was filing under
the Godel clause this year")

Snappy on the appy dave, its all good and when its over its the smeil on
your fce and the fun that youve had that will get you to your persoanl

OSS is just another hype term in a sea of hype terms. Let the action speak
and the terminologists get terminal.

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