It’s day 21 of the rewrites.
One could recurse yesterday’s argument and say subjectivity does not exist either. One’s conception of oneself also requires the gaze of some other. Seeing oneself without one’s reflection on another is impossible. So like objectivity, individual subjects also need the collective subjectivity. One needs a language to describe oneself. Language is as good as non-existent if not spoken by more than one person.
Objectivity exists only in the inter-subject. But subjects in the inter-subject also need each other. Where are we to take this Markov-chain of daily entries? Is this a circle that needs squaring? What would that entail?
I again succeeded in confusing myself. There are many oughts to every is, and there seems to also be many ises. Enough for today.
I only have two more posts to rewrite in the Hemingway editor app. That I worry about this a little proves I still have some diachronic identity left. My synchronic self rejoices at this. Mental models are infectious. One cannot avoid them, they change you, so have as many as possible to not favor any single one.
Alright, let’s right this one on the Hemingway App. I’m pretty sure after this the whole entry will not sound like me at all. This is the same reason why English words have funny spelling. Someone invented the printing press and brought stupid quirks along ink on paper. See, that last sentence wasn’t how I would write it.
I also don’t want to install Grammarly, marked as an adverb on this editor by the way. Also the automatic reply suggestions on Gmail. And let’s not get started on the automatic call answering software that’s coming. Soon after robots do all the communication for humans, what’s next?
Yeah this is a very conservative take on things. Most of these technologies are cool. It doesn’t feel right to dumb down oneself for imagined readers that doesn’t exist, is all. Wait, don’t tell me I can’t use the phrase “on the other hand?” I like that one. Phrase has a simpler alternative, you say, but so what? There’s beauty in the complicated some of the time.
And I was about to praise this tool too. I was just about to say that writing this entry with all the constraints made the experience easier. Somewhat. In an ironic manner. Oh well. Apparently except when one is trying to praise it. Come on! Adverbs have a place, why ban it? And passive voice? I like that too. Whatever Hemingway App.
Enough for today.
Some things I noticed 01/23/2020:
- Very assuming of you TSOL. Why would I want to make people feel good? Make yourself feel good yourself.
- I approve of this.
- Old news, BBC. Old news. Also, cyberloafing? Really?