A picture of the #sky

The other night I dreamed we got new receipt printers at work.

The dominant organ of sensory and social orientation in pre-alphabet societies was the ear—“hearing was believing.” The phonetic alphabet forced the magic world of the ear to yield to the neutral world of the eye. [We were] given an eye for an ear.

Western history was shaped for some three thousand years by the introduction of the phonetic alephbet, a medium that depends solely on the eye for comprehension. The alphabet is a construct of fragmented bits and parts which have no semantic meaning in themselves, and which must be strung together in a line, bead-like, and in a prescribed order. Its use fostered and encouraged the habit of perceiving all environment in visual and spatial terms—particularly in terms of a space and of a time that are uniform,
c,o,n,t,i,n,u,o,u,s
and
c-o-n-n-e-c-t-e-d.

The line, the continuum—this sentence is a prime example—became an organizing principle of life. “As we begin, so shall we go.” “Rationality” and logic came to depend on the presentation of connected and sequential facts or concepts.

— Marshall McLuhan, “The Medium is the Massage”
“Media, by altering the environment, evoke in us unique ratios of sense perceptions. The extension of any one sense alters the way we think and act—the way we perceive the world. When these ratios chance, [people] change.”
— Marshall McLuhan, “The Medium is the Massage”
“In the study of ideas, it is necessary to remember that insistence on hard-headed clarity issues from sentimental feeling, as if it were a mist, cloaking the perplexities of fact. Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions. Our reasonings grasp at straws for premises and float on gossamers for deductions.”
— A. N. Whitehead, “Adventures in Ideas”
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Three dimensional Jesus clock (happy Easter)

My brother is in 3-D now #cool

Front lawn in three dimensional space