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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:15:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) Human JPEGs

On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Andy Robertson wrote:

> Human beings seem to understand themselves best by using the machines the
> build as parables of their nature.   Strange fact, because our machines are
> probably nothing at all like us: yet our imagination insists they are.

I don't know of any natural phenomena we understand as well as the things
we make ourselves.  Naturally, we try to explain what we don't understand
in terms of what we do.



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