Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org &
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@ K. 2002 03 21
I just scribbled the following in an email to bkMarcus. The story is adopted (freely) from Our Own Metaphor, Mary Catherine Bateson’s report on Gregory Bateson’s famous conference.
GB organized a powwow at Lindesfarne. Got some good people. They
When the gods still didn’t send any cargo, they rowed back out to the
Maybe the gods aren’t quite as stupid as the people think.
I’ll expand and clarify as I can, starting with the information (more familiar now that Jared Diamond also cites the term) that “cargo” for the have-nots means TVs, refrigerators, cars … consumer goods: what the industrial world has that the “undeveloped” world does not. Stone or wood age people, seeing the crates of stuff come off the plane, may well think it comes from heaven; not a factory, a distributor …