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Subject:Iterating toward apocalypse.
Time:01:44 pm
They were the ones who invented rhyme and meter—the programming language for human memory in preliterary civilizations. It was a cultural checksum — a mnemonic device. You couldn't fuck with the code or the rhymes didn't work; and if the rhymes didn't work, people noticed. And so the knowledge of a people was passed down intact. It was a shamanic code. If you fucked with the code, then society lost its collective mind.
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davidjwilliams
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Time:2009-04-22 09:11 pm (UTC)
where's this from? an upcoming story? whatever it is, it's cool.
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razorsmile
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Time:2009-04-22 09:45 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd written that line. It's from Daniel Suarez' Daemon (out now!), also known as Leinad Zeraus' Daemon (out since 2006 but very hard to find). Fantastic book.
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davidjwilliams
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Time:2009-04-22 09:51 pm (UTC)
hmm. I''ve heard a lot about that book after it blitzed thru silicon valley--will have to check it out.
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oflittlefaith
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Time:2009-04-23 03:12 am (UTC)
My local library has a copy.

I love my local library.
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__marcelo
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Time:2009-04-23 02:54 am (UTC)
Wow. Very cool.
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