How are Things? by Roger-Pol Droit

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A philosophical experiment to find out how things are? Things in the sense of paperclips, streetlights, computers, wheelbarrows etc. Fun idea but after initially finding it quite good I quickly got pretty bored with it. Not helped by the fact that it’s a translation from French and seems heavily overloaded with romance language type words (is it ok when translating to convert things to more regular English? This translator didn’t seem to think so.) as well as anecdotes that don’t really work in translation.

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Read on December 7, 2005


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