Friday, July 29, 2005
What Worldviews and Typing Have in Common
Yesterday I was typing an excerpt from a book to email to a friend. My fingers were flying while my eyes were fixed on the paragraph I was quoting. I was surprised when I looked up at the monitor and found the following: "zpg vpitdr. ,u dpi; ;pbrd yjod dysyr pg imvrtysom." Obviously, my fingers were not properly positioned on the home keys. Worldviews are a lot like typing. If we have the wrong starting point, we'll end up with incoherence. The trick is getting people to stop typing long enough to look at the screen.