April 30th, 2006

abstract butterfly

Dear Magix Audio Studio 10

"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain"

--From "Dune", a user's manual for software, written by Frank Herbert, a fellow who invented a language called kwisatz haderach, which is, like any good assembler language, inevitable, ineffable (thought explained in dozens of sequel and update releases and myriads of poorly translated adobe user's manuals) and yet ultimately leads to chaos. Mr. Herbert's heirs now carry on his legacy, and rumours are in the works of a new linux version, as well as completion of the "sand worm edition" Cobol platform.

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