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<nettime> close to progress
chris mann on Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:39:05 +0200 (CEST)


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who woulda guessed, plato socrates kant that lot are now nothing so much as
a smudge at the bottom of an nsa briefing protocol. knowledge language
whatheveyou, that twee old hierarchy where some grammarian invariably knows
better, has finally been liberated. and we did it. and not just as a series
of petty quasi profitable endeavours, but as a bona fide socialist
expression where a fact is a fact for its duration of use, (until, that is,
it becomes surplus to the requirements of the protocols it thought it once
belonged). its perfect engineering. (and its not like we?d ever had much
faith in the the occasionally charming idea of intelligence ..) to have
remade government from a repository of laws into the model definition of
language, is a bureaucratic joy to behold. (joy, noun, as in joy division.
will, like many other words i?m sure, soon be also understandable as a verb
or doing word.. like, like, here, there, government. syria.


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