[ExI] putative quantum computing breakthrough
lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sat Jun 28 08:51:09 UTC 2008
> The weirdness of quantum phenomena still puzzles and disorients me.
> Occasionally though, within the shifting mists of Maya, I glimpse
> something that gives me hope of someday making sense of it all,
> whatever "it all" is. Then, just as quickly, the something disappears
> back into the mist, and I'm left as if standing alone at night on a
> country road, the stillness returning, the car that roared by now just
> the glow of a couple of fire flies in formation chasing a fleeting
> phantom into the distant silence.
Yes! I've had this same sensation of "bait and snatch". I dunno
what's wrong---expectations set too high or what.
You write that poem? It's pretty good, at any rate.
> No doubt the next gen, less burdened by an iconic habit of classicism,
> will stumble a bit closer to an answer.
> LET us go then, you and I,
> When the evening is spread out against the sky
> Like a patient etherised upon a table;
> Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
> The muttering retreats 5
> Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
> And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
> Streets that follow like a tedious argument
> Of insidious intent
> To lead you to an overwhelming question … 10
> Oh, do not ask, "What is it?"
> Let us go and make our visit.
> Indeed. Let us go and make our visit.
> Best, Jeff Davis
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