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DoubleQuoting violence, the choice today

[ by Charles Cameron — humanity I love, but humans when humanity goes out the window — more difficult ]

The question, the choice facing me, is this: should I DoubleTweet today’s Times tweet —

with another of today’s tweets, this one from the Evening Standard:

— or with this one — or similar — from the Daily Mirror a couple of years ago?


There’s a simultaneity to the first option, and a sort of tit-for-tat causality to the second: which is to say there are both synchronic and diachronic linkages on offer.

So it is with the world’s events, there are synchronicities and diachronicities.


Hat-tip to Bryan Alexander of Infocult: Uncanny Informatics. A very bright man, a very Russian beard, a very good friend.

2 Responses to “DoubleQuoting violence, the choice today”

  1. Bryan Alexander Says:

    Revenge is an attempt to collapse diachronic history into the syntactic moment. Which makes it very human indeed.

  2. Charles Cameron Says:

    Syntactic or synchronic? — please say more!

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