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the nexus of understanding

Friday,  12/19/08  05:59 PM

the nexus of understanding

The Nexus of Understanding

The other day in a burst of insight I noticed that Il Tridente, The New Yorker, Reason, and The Economist were in some sense mutually orthogonal, and defined the Axis of Understanding.  This insight was so exciting that I had to share it with you.  (Perhaps this was not such a brainwave, but two of you emailed to say you liked it.)  So today I received a new issue of Wired, and I realized that it has aspects of each of the other four and is indeed a sort of weird combination.  And so we must now modify our diagram to place Wired at the "nexus of understanding", midway between fantasy and reality, and clueless and clued in.  And this insight was so exciting that I had to share it with you :)


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