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thread: 2009-04-09 : Scale, Depth, Clouds, Dice

On 2009-04-10, Callan wrote:

"THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT I THINK THAT WHAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY DO IS AS SIMPLE AS MY LITTLE DIAGRAMS OR AS SIMPLE AS A GAME'S RULES"

I don't understand? Say your diagram was for describing a powerpoint and cable going to a lamp. But the cable is cut, or intersected by a knife switch (which can be open or closed at any given moment). The simplicity of the diagram isn't a problem - it's that it shows a unbroken line when there is a broken line.

The knife switch isn't some deep complexity the diagram can't possibly hope to include within it. It's just a knife switch.

And there's a knife switch between the cloud and the implementation of +2 to hit. It's a broken line. Well, as broken a line as one might say a line with a switch on it is.

I dunno, perhaps my perception is bonkers, because I cannot see a line with a knife switch in it, as a solid, unbroken line. Ever. Never ever.



 

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