[ by Charles Cameron — who can’t even reach the 7 monute mark in a Stallone movie without seeing a DoubleQuote ]
Wargame boards, from chess to hexagons — when the map becomes the territory:
Korzybski: the map is not the territory Lao Tzu: the path that can be mapped is not the pathless path
and that second translation is one to set beside my other loose versions after Lao Tzu:
The pronounceable name isn’t the unpronounceable name. The flow that can be capped isn’t the overflowing flow. The quantity that can be counted is not the unaccountable quality. The verbal formulation of x is not the x itself. No way the way can be put into words. The problem that can be described isn’t our actual situation. More I grasp you, baby, more you disappear…
— which i posted here at Zenpundit in one of the posts that has sadly disappearedc, but which can be found — together with some interesting other commentary — on our emergency site, Zenpunditry.
At times, the map becxomes the territory, the gameboard becomes the world.
The things I do for science!