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Topic: In search of Pi meters

From: Roald Laurenson
Location: Imperial Beach - moving around
Date: 09/03/2008

I was looking for that discussion, after your interesting interchange with Robert Danforth, but came across your Google lunch discussion.

Somehow, this was very appreciated, Greg, and I listened even though in theory time is very tight right now, for the inspiration, and for the ordering that improves listening to others talk a little on their own orders.

I have the background but tend away from what you call the 'nerdy' side by nature I think, even though having been somewhat good at it. And here you are drawing out the problematical side that many of us discovered in mathematical modeling a time ago, and ever so gently hinting into a contextual, therefore communities and languages view of worlds.

Well, this is where I see things related to your 'flow' exchanges outlines, and call them economic culture and its growing sometimes, for lack of non-neologistic words; and without trying to say it's anything different except in degrees and...contextually located directions...from a long, long history of developing. And where the whole key is that the contexts are constantly in their linked development changing themselves, just a little faster now in some ways.

Well, you invited musing. That was some, and I don't have time to muse more ;). Until next time.

Best regards,
Roald


Re: In search of Pi meters

From: Roald Laurenson
Location: Imperial Beach - moving around
Date: 09/03/2008

Well, a postscript, and put here as I see you've already posted.

Greg, I wonder if you've ever had a chance to read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's 'The First Circle'?

This is a pretty interesting travel in a place that is aptly named, and that's all I should say here, but I wonder what kinds of ideas it might give you.

I read it first as part of a large part of his books at that point, in tandem with John Steinbeck similarly, back in a winter the 70's while so excited of life teaching design in a Korean graduate school that sleep was late-coming -- hence my reading, one set of fingers at a time outside the quilt to hold the book in the Siberian air.

Well, stories to tell ones grandchildren, or nieces and nephews as it is at this time.

Thanks, Greg.

Clive

Re: In search of Pi meters

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/03/2008

Haven't got around to THE FIRST CIRCLE, but it's on my shelves... Along with the GULAG books! For one of those dark, snowy winters...

Re: In search of Pi meters

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 09/04/2008

In Seattle?

Re: In search of Pi meters

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/05/2008

In the Convergence Zone of Lynnwood, where anything can happen--and does! Rod Serling is our weatherman.

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