Tao and words
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to.
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Travel and wisdom
It is experience that is the ultimate teacher. That is why wise people travel constantly and test themselves against the flux of circumstance.
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Claude Shannon and His Ultimate Machine sounds like a rip-off of a Tom Swift novel. Half adventure story, half science fiction, half detective yarn — more halves than you could stuff into Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout (1910), one of the first of more than 100 books in which Tom and various gizmos, plots, and places have figured over the past 100 years. Picture Tom as the boy-scientist tinkerer of a bygone era, with elements of MacGyver, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter thrown in. As famous in his day as any of those three in recent times, probably with the Swiss army knife, but no bullwhip and certainly no wand.