11.0206 metaphors

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 206.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 16:38:27 -0700
From: Jascha Kessler <jkessler@ucla.edu>
Subject: Re: 11.0194 metaphors

Notice, however, that the term data is an adjective, and all these figures
or semimetaphors are part of the etherealization of human consciousness,
as it relies on powerful machines to represent itself to itself. Nothing
too bad there, or harmful. Better information retrieval than learning or
wisdom retrieval? That etherealization was put religiously in a way by
Teilhard about 1960 or so, and he thought it was a religious sort of thing,
evolutionarily speaking. Mystics in Silicon, as 'twere. Who knows, it
maybe so?
Jascha Kessler

Jascha Kessler
Professor of English & Modern Literature, UCLA
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