[CrackMonkey] Who the Hell is Marc Perkel
pgl at mini.instinct.org
Sun Jan 20 11:52:23 PST 2002
On Jan 20, mike dillon, Comrade Emperor of Berkeley wrote:
> begin Peter Lowe quotation:
> > --
> > Ceci n'est pas une signature
> Though it isn't much of a signature, I must protest that you're wrong.
> I think you missed Magritte's whole point, which was that the
> representation of an object is not the object itself. Though this is
> obviously true, Magritte was reacting to the contrary tendency in
> language, which is often to speak of representation as reality. You
> seem to have simply thought Magritte was engaged in some sort of quaint
> lie that was obviously false (i.e. he thought "Heh, heh. This _is_ a
> pipe, but I'll write 'This is not a pipe' under it to seem avant
> garde"), and thus the lameness of your paltry take-off. A signature that
> says "this is not a signature" is still a signature. A painting of a
> pipe with the words "this is not a pipe" actually isn't a pipe; it's an
> image of a pipe.
whilst I don't disagree that my "signature" is a paltry take-off, I must
protest that you're wrong. my signature is a representation of a signature,
if you choose to accept one of the definitions provided by www.dictionary.com:
1) One's name as written by oneself.
2) The act of signing one's name.
3) A distinctive mark, characteristic, or sound indicating identity:
A surprise ending is the signature of an O. Henry short story.
4) Abbr. Sig. or S. Medicine. The part of a physician's prescription
containing directions to the patient.
a) A sign used to indicate key.
b) A sign used to indicate tempo.
a) A letter, number, or symbol placed at the bottom of the first
page on each sheet of printed pages of a book as a guide to the
proper sequence of the sheets in binding.
b) A large sheet printed with four or a multiple of four pages that
when folded becomes a section of the book.
... since the text at the bottom of my emails is not one of the above.
but maybe I'm limiting my scope of reference. would the text below the "-- "
in this email be acceptable?
Ceci est une signature d'email
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