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January 9, 2005
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Naturally, there are more — involving Perl script, ASCII code, binary digits, electrons, quarks, even theorized strings, I hear. All of which goes to show that such backend matters can become enormously complicated.
But it's been that way from the get-go. Indeed, you might recall my first nod to Geoffrey Hartman's apt take on style, "an index of how the writer deals with the consciousness of mediation." So I thought to end by extending Hartman's point with a quotation drawn from a programmer much smarter than I, LeRoy Searle — a Seattle writer who marks Hartman's point also more stylishly than I:
Naturally, I'll leave that interpretation to you.Permalink
Say, what? OK, Styles; I'll take another look at this post early one morning when I'm fortified with double-strength Starbucks myself. Clearly, Seattle-style geekdom is directly correlated to Seattle-style coffee.
You folks out there may need more sunlight.
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