Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Encyclopedia Britannica probably ignores this topic

Wikipedia actually has an article on "Celine's laws." That's as in Hagbard Celine, one of Robert Anton Wilson's more memorable characters. The first law: "National Security is the chief cause of national insecurity." The second law: "Accurate communication is possible only in a non-punishing situation." (I prefer Wilson's paraphrase that communication occurs only between equals.) The third law: "An honest politician is a national calamity"

2 comments:

supergee said...

I think phrasing the law in terms of "nonpunishing" is better because it's operational. "Equals" is too vague.

Daniel Buchanan said...

Communication occurs when there is handshaking...

Uplink
and
Downlink

or to rephrase that:
Up
'loading'
&
Down
'loading'

*as opposed to FrontLoadng