"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties

< xeno> the main levee in nola burst a bit ago
< mdxi> "Biloxi mayor: 'This is our tsunami'"
< mdxi> uh-huh
< xeno> yeah, very poorly chosen phrase
< xeno> compare >100 people to almost 1/4 million
< vai> ... great and furious suck.
< esch> xeno: my response to that was simply, "Ouch."
< mdxi> drove my chevy to the levee / but the lehrblubrblrblurblubrlublurhluglub

August 30, 2005 11:02 AM