“Information” doesn’t exist,
apart from a retrieval instrument.
Even after you suspect “what comes next” –
then what comes next?
This speech writer asked me how come the same line
spoken by the King sounds better than it does delivered by a dude?
“How come,” he asks, “How come?”
(Do you have an answer for him?)
Something that’s correct by comparison
is not yet correct.
The first son declared, “What we know is all we’ll ever know,”
and the second one replied, “Nay, nay I disagree and say that
we do not yet even know all that we do know.” And they both
turned to number three son for a deciding judgement,
but he was already scratching his chin and rolling his eyes about,
and said, “Ahhh, I don’t know, we oughta ask the old man.”
The second son said, “Save your sweat, it’s a waste of time;
if the old man knew we wouldn’t be sitting here wondering.”