Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Poker Without Cards

I just finished this book, and I have got to say that this is one of the most interesting reads I've had in a while. I think right now it's in my top 10 list of books. That's saying a lot, you see, because I read a lot.

It's really hard to summarize the book, but it's clear that he's heavily influenced by RAW. Lots of Buckminster Fuller discussed in there, memetics, New Age-y sorts of things, general thinking about thinking, and thinking about media influence and the everyday matrix built by the media.

At one point, I was thinking, "this is almost a modern-day Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance," when the book actually then discussed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance! How weird is that? Given the topics touched on in this book, very very weird.

I also keep a list of books I've read since 2004. This book happened to be #93. I'm not one for numerology, but you folks familiar with Crowley (which this book also mentions in passing) may find that pretty amusing.

Anyway, if you have a taste for some new ideas, or ideas you may already be familiar with but presented in a new way, I'd say rush right out and buy it. I happened to hear the author talk about the book on a Gpod Radio podcast, BTW.

Are you related to John LeBlanc? I'm guessing not. Howard Campbell's posts were largely pulled down and John's and others were left up over here...;f=20;t=000206

i was googling because i used to read twisp which is gone and when I go to the site's page it takes me to an unbuilt getforgiven page

odd stuff is afoot
I didn't realize there was anything called twisp...what was it?
TWISP is a manuscript, and a word, but I was referring to Howard Campbell's blog that recently went down
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