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Boing Boing: The light of the disk is endless.

Boing Boing: The light of the disk is endless.:
This is an interesting entry about how Tibetan monks are using computers, and how they philosophize/poeticize their form and function. What I find intriguing are the several bloggers who leave comments lamenting that the monks would choose to use a medium that will wear out and/or lose their ability to read after several hundred years. To this, I think there is a misunderstanding of the buddhist ideal — this is the same group of aspirants that create mandalas out of colored sand, only to destroy them afterwards. To the monks, it is about the experience of transcription, more than is it about archiving.
Anyhow, just one of those days where I’m scooping content from the interweb and redelivering it to you with my own commentary. I need to release my own inner creativity soon.

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