today's wwftd is... intertwingularity
- the worthless word for the day is: intertwingularity
a term coined by Ted Nelson to express the complexity
of interrelations in human knowledge
"Intertwingularity is not generally acknowledged -
people keep pretending they can make things hierarchical,
categorizable and sequential when they can't. Everything
is deeply intertwingled."
- Ted Nelson, Dream Machines (1987)
"It is no doubt a reflection of the 'intertwingularity'
of knowledge that one has to be concerned with terms other
than those one had planned for. Definitions and contextual
examples of terms often make use of many other terms."
- B. E. Antia, Terminology and Language Planning (2000)
this week: signs and portents redux, or six degrees of