[ by Charles Cameron — exploring recursive form as a mode of pattern recognition ]
In this post, I’ll continue my collection of interesting examples of snake bites tail self-references in tweets and elsewhere, begun in A feast of form in my twitter-stream today.
Impact of hitting a bullet with a bullet — how Standard Missile-3 obliterates threats in space: http://t.co/iwetNva01B
— Raytheon (@Raytheon) July 26, 2013
Does this tweet — today’s offering — qualify, for instance?
As I compile more and more items that match my sense of what belongs in this category, I’m also becoming aware that it’s a very fuzzy and subjective category indeed — closer to Wittgenstein’s “family resemblance” than to a logically exact and exacting definitional set.