Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Day In the Vortex Spent Tracing Cobwebs of Meaning Instead of Making Honey and Wax

"So that in short, the Question comes all to this; Whether is the nobler Being of the two, That which by a lazy Contemplation of four Inches round; by an over-weening Pride, which feeding and engendering on it self, turns all into Excrement and Venom; producing nothing at last, but Fly-bane and a Cobweb: Or That, which, by an universal Range, with long Search, much Study, true Judgment, and Distinction of Things, brings home Honey and Wax."
--Jonathan Swift, "Battle of the Books"

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