Friday, November 30, 2007

Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire

Late night view of Los Angeles from my office, looking southwest toward the ocean.

I was in the office last night at 2:58 in the morning, working (I am still here -- I didn't go home). The only emails you get at that hopeless hour are from robots and mindless web spiders. The automated messages make the hour and world seem stranger and more alien, the universe colder, emptier, gapingly meaningless.

nameless office building at night in Glendale

"The tendency for entropy to increase in isolated systems is expressed in the second law of thermodynamics -- perhaps the most pessimistic and amoral formulation in all human thought. ”
--Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley, Principia Discordia (1965)

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