Bassouls, Jim Harrison, 1997
You see clearly that the linear is a hoax and the last thing the tectonics of consciousness follow is our world of letters and numbers. The bursting of your nuerons follows paths that make the grandest computers look like McGuffey’s Readers. This doesn’t make me pessimistic about the usefulness of computers only that they don’t create works equivalent to Shakespeare or Mozart, nor are they meant to. Curiously humans have always been more interested in process than subject. A laptop at base is a stick used by a chimpanzee to get the delicious ants out of a hole in a log.
- Jim Harrison