Thursday, April 11, 2013

Knowing makes all the difference

There is a difference between knowing and knowing.

We all, for instance, know that it's hot in the desert. For most of us, this is the one thing we ever know about deserts. Whenever deserts are mentioned, the knowledge that deserts are associated with warmness is instantly summoned to our attention.

Yet if we should actually find ourselves in a desert, I have a feeling that the first impression might go something like this: HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR IT IS WARM IN THIS DESERT, WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME OF THIS?!?!?!?!

There is a subtle difference between knowing and knowing.

I urge you to explore and hack this difference whenever possible. You'll be surprised, you know.


  1. Deserts are also cold. One might appear in the desert and say "Jesus H. Christ it's cold here I'm gonna freeze! I's colder than summer in San Francisco!" So there's knowing, and knowing stuff that's false or grossly incomplete.

    1. There's never enough knowledge to not be surprised by what you find out. ;)