Seven Miniatures: Publishing the Future; Poetry of Music;
Commercial Art; Time; Limits: Protect

(1) Publishing the Future...

...guiding principle one world / one web:

   Safeguard a rich diversity and complexity of content
   by demanding an openness and simplicity of structure

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Poster: Publishing the Future

(2) The poetry of music evokes the text
without the words; The music of poetry
evokes the dance without the drum.

(3) Nothing fades faster than an Art that has descended
to the level of being no more than its own commercial.

See the flower cluster that advertises itself with
showy, yet infertile blooms along its periphery.
No need to remind it that real nectar must be
offered at its center to attract for long.

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Poster: Flower Cluster

(4) "Time", the flowing water said to the

constant rock, "is but the difference

that moves between us."

(5) Corruption on the money markets?

a: The higher the degree of abstraction with which the
wealth produced by the many is represented, the more
likely this wealth will be hoarded and abused by a
privileged few.

b: Don't try to control the complex routes and byways
of currency. Rather, limit them—and strictly. With clear
stop signs, speed limits, and permissible directions
of flow.

When the limits of a system are few, fair, and simple,
they will to a large extent, much like the movements
along actual physical roads, be self-regulating.*

c: The main reason why clear limits of this kind are
so difficult to establish is that many in positions of
power profit greatly from the corruption.

If the roads were run by bandits, we wouldn't look
to the bandits to reform themselves. An independent
entity would have to draw up a new set of limits,
and then enforce them.

The key point is that because the limits are few, fair
and simple, they are known to all; And because they
are seen by the vast majority of people to be to their
advantage, such laws are easily enforced. After all,
who would put up with highways where a privileged
few are allowed to drive as fast and as aggressively
and as recklessly as they want?

(6) The outmoded religious beliefs of the past
are the divisive factor of the new millennium.
Every invocation of God or Allah or Vishnu excites
the passions in an essentially irrational way, and
thereby threatens the calm neutrality and reason
necessary for both freedom and democracy
to flourish.

In marked contrast, the sure sign of both a truly
scientific and religious culture is not that it in
any way appeals to a higher power, but rather
that it refuses to tolerate conflict, contradiction
or waste.

(7) To protect the Beautiful.
study the Ugly

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Poster: Encircling Life

* On the difference between limit and control

imposes order from without by projecting the predetermined
thought, conditioned by the past, of what should happen. The need to
control invariably increases as the disorderly, unexpected, side-effects of past
efforts accumulate, which results in ever-greater unnecessary difficulties
or complicatedness; In contrast, limit allows order to emerge from within
by determining only what at any given moment should not happen. Limit
is therefore open to the future and tends strongly towards ever-greater

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