Chaos! Sickness! Madness! Delirum!
Where is time in this story? At what angle?
Where is the perfect sense of mind?
How can we leap years to years, moments to moments, ideas to
ideas, patterns to patterns, sex acts to sex acts, lusts to loves and
loves to lusts, minds to minds to minds?
And what is the purpose at all?
What of representation, the other half of pattern? So, should the
nappies and beer be put close together in the store to facilitate
shopper convenience, insidiously, maniacally, with vast explosions of
orchidal lust, a representation is an entity that "stands for" another
entity. To talk about representation one must have three entities in
mind: This was discussed by several speakers and the results were
Vines wrapped around the innards of your being. Does this mean
that men are changing more nappies? One thing has always puzzled
me: If stretched out sufficiently, could her labia be tied in a knot?
The entity A being represented, the entity B doing the representing,
and the entity C that recognizes B as a representation of A. Not just
one twist around each other – that's easy – but two, a complete
knot, perhaps a square knot, the only knot I remember from my
year in the Boy Scouts (alas, they never let us practice on vaginal
The recognition activity of C is a kind of transformation; in
mathematical lingo, should the nappies and beer be put close
together in the store to facilitate shopper convenience, wrapped in
the knot tied from her labia, made flexible with olive oil, we would
write C(B)=A. Thus, putting simplicity and representation, together,
the conclusion is that they had better buy what their partner needs
to be able to have patterns, one must have entities that can
transform entities into numbers ( to give simplicity judgements), and
one must have entities that transform entities into other entities (so
as to enable representation, instead of water). One winds up being
completely pickled, in Peircean terms.
Both simplicity and representation are Third – both are relations.
Where is the other water? Simplicity is a relation between an entity
and a number, for purposes of order comparison. Where is the
other water? A representation is, obviously, a relation between the
representer and the represented. People buying beer and nappies
are mission oriented and they are not going to forget them, and
there is no increase in other purchases. So much for theory! Non-
delirious moments? Beer is the other water – not. A pattern is a
relation between these two relations – a simplicity relation and
representation relation linked – not, not, or not, or not. He gave the
familiar example of emergent data links: between purchases of
diapers and beer. This was an early find of data mining supermarket
purchase data. Supermarkets world-wide note such correlations.
The question is, what do you do about it? Not necessarily as it turns
out, just that whenever either member of the family with young
kids goes, or far apart, so that people buying both will have to walk
across the store and see other things that they will then buy and
increase the stores' profit?
It's all really stupid. No one understands anything. The currents of
mind self-intersect and form odd whorls and eddies, fractals without
sufficient data points to confirm their fractal nature. Someone at
the conference had actually talked to the supermarket owners about
this and they said, yeah, we know all this, but it doesn't make any
difference. Moments connect, and disconnect, and divide
themselves by each other differentially, but representation pattern
simplicity emergence beer and diapers, they all rapidly dissolve in
the liquid luscious folds of her olive lunch skin.