John Dee has taken considerable time with this reply, as it turns on time as its central concern. John Dee assumes the petitioner is referring to what you might call traditional, and he calls real, books, with “pages and everything!” Sadly, the time for those sorts of traditional deals may be realistically behind us. But as John Dee knows intimately about time travel, the query has arrived at the right place. The petitioner is advised to await the next post, which will contain the ingredients and steps of the time-spell.
“…I haue of late, but wherefore
I know not, lost all my mirth, forgone all custome of exercise;
and indeed, it goes so heauenly with my disposition;
that this goodly frame the Earth, seemes to me a sterrill
Promontory; this most excellent Canopy the Ayre,
look you, this braue ore-hanging firmament, this Maiesticall Roofe,
fretted with golden fire: why, it appeares no other thing
to mee, then a foule and pestilent congregation of vapours.
What a piece of worke is a man! how Noble in
Reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving
how express and admirable! in Action, how like an Angel!
in apprehension, how like a God? the beauty of the
world, the paragon of animals.”
- Hamlet, Act II, Scene II, by William Shakespeare
In answer to various petitioners via the interwebs who, in their quest to formulate questions that confound Watson, quest in effect to formulate the question, “what does it mean to be human? What should it mean?” #qwca
An excellent question. If you are referring to scattered techno-tribes wielding magic iPads and other interwebbed devices in the hopes of coaxing further information bounty from the cloud(s), then: no. No one does that anymore. Of course not! Certainly not. Not at all. None. John Dee is happy to report that humanity has arrived at such a state of elevated progress and homogeneity that … wait … the signal has become noisy, the signs are suddenly unclear. John Dee advises the petitioner to watch this space for further clarification.
Thank you for your question. Early signs point to different approaches depending upon whether you are interested in constructing the experience, tiny copies, or The Spectacle. Check future posts for more specific guidance.
The signs indicate that desirable degrees of social adhesion are relative. Sometimes you are a burr, you must stick. Other times, a more casual post-it note approach may be advisable. Check future posts for additional indications.
How fluorescence was discovered depends on how you define it, and like most definitions, words assume primary importance. In this case, the word definition. Check future posts for further illumination.
John Dee believes you were right to pose your query in combination. As the stroke is the record of the hand, so the dance is the record of the body. These gestures are less about communication itself, and more about conducting it with flair. But how does one encode the gesture at the level(s) of the machine? See the next post for signal interpretation.
Early signs indicate that a civilization’s past failure does not grant it special insight into the future. Please check the next post for your answer.
Sure, that’s 867-530…
…wait, did you want Jenny or Johnny?
So one obvious thing you should be doing with your life is fronting a generic-80s cover band. Are you doing this? You should do this. Do you even know how to play the air guitar? Get on that. We await your debut at the Middle East Downstairs.