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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Study notes

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C550866538/E62178238

Working my way through my "to read" shelf

I've got wide interests, and I enjoy the insights that I sometimes get from "non-pagan" books.

One of the ones that had been sitting on my shelf for a while had been A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel H. Pink. I haven't finished it yet, but the first two sections have been intriguing to say the least.

Mr. Pink believes that there are elements of thinking that we need to master to move forward, he calls these "senses." His first sense was design, it's not enough today for something to be functional, it has to satisfy atheistic need. Mr. Pink used the wide variety of kitchen tools and appliances as examples, but the first two things that cropped into my head were Celtic ornamentation and Apple computers.

Celtic art tried to merge functionality with spiritual value. It's always been among my favorites for design, even if I do lean heavily towards the revival tradition rather than the original. But Apple computers have always tried to merge artistic values with technical values. For the most part they have succeeded, at least three times that success has had widespread effects far beyond their market share. The most notable was the original iMac, which launched a design revolution that is still reverberating through the consumer electronics industry.

So already Mr. Pink had my attention.

Mr. Pink's calls his second sense story. Particularly he started talking about narrative medicine . I'm not a doctor, but listening to story does overlap one of my own gifts. A gift which I have mainly used intuitively up to this point, while looking for the reasons why it worked the way it did..

This is going to take some thought and meditation, but maybe some of that frustrated writer in me actually has some use.

Posted: Mon - September 5, 2005 at 06:02 AM

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