Friday, February 23, 2007


This emailed image (presumably from a student's exam paper) made me laugh.

It reminded me of some articles I'm currently writing. One is in that early, optimistic stage where information and possibilities grow exponentially. But I'm at "Step 7" on another and I know what's coming: the condensation of ideas that strangles instead of simplifies, that threatens to implode and send me back to the beginning.

It seems impossible that any pleasing shape will emerge. But gradually, with work, it does.

Please comment or email me if you have original-source info
for this ubiquitous Internet image.

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