2/22/22> 2day = 2sday, 2/22/22 > coin5iding w/ R 1st 4-digit po5t #1000 > + we wa5 born 11/22/66... ≈ ¢osmi¢ a-line-ment of
> 2nite @ 22:22:22 a flock of 2 trillion 2cans in Timbuk2 will come 2gether in 2-sums (led by Desmond 2-2) + implode us in2 K-OS, akin 2 Y2K... will we live 2 2morrow?
> az 5cense rolls over in2 4-digit #s (+ dint brake) we contempl8 4m / RE: ¢urrent ISBN proje¢t > Anne Carson had thi5 2 say abt 4m:
> 4m aught 2 come from w/in IT-5elf / ⊕ «H-5elf» az we call IT in ISBN where H dub-Ls az binary His/Her + als0 Humun > ISBN aught 2 B D-void of meaning, pure unbridled 4m... we ju5t need 2 4malize dat 4m B4 we B-gin 2 rite / con4m 2 th 4m > of cour5e IT's inevITable dat aut0bi0graphical D-tales crop in2 N-E writing / th textual N-tit-T... 4 th txt/code need5 a humun 2 tran5cribe IT / 2 type in th seekwinds of letters
word-Ls 4 2/21/22 + 2/22/22
> #s R unique + halve X-act meaning / I-denti-T / az w/ dental records, each 2th a digit > th d8 2/22/2022 rolls around 1x in th lifetime of th universe > R birth certificate doesn't halve th X-act time but if it did (down 2 th 5plit se¢ond) then dat cd B a unique identifier > how weird wd IT B 2 B born @ 12:30 on 11/22/63... the X-act second Kennedy wa5 5hot?
> in 1966 (th year we wa5 born) th 9-digit SBN (Standard B∞k Numbering) wa5 cre8ed > in 1967 thi5 wa5 4malized in2 th 10-digit ISBN 4mat by th ISO (International Organization 4 Standardization) > in 2007 they added 3 more digits 2 make IT th 13-digit ISBN dat IT = 2day > th la5t digit of th ISBN = checksum, 4 error D-tection, s0 ain't tecnically part of th ISBN #'s uniqueness >
4 eggsample, 4 ISBN xxx-x-xxxxxx-50-5 th last digit 5 i5 derived from 9 + (3 x 7) + 8 + (3 x 1) + 9 + (3 x 4) + 0 + (3 x 8) + 5 + (3 x 3) + 5 + 3 x 0 = 105 / then do modulo 10 division 2 get a remainder of 5 then 5ubtract 5 from 10 to get: 9 + (3 x 7) + 8 + (3 x 1) + 9 + (3 x 4) + 0 + (3 x 8) + 5 + (3 x 3) + 2 + (3 x 2) = 108
... now we'R 1-dering weather instead we shd call th b∞k ISBN 978-1-940853-22-2 ⊕ xxx-x-xxxxxx-66-6
⊕ xxx-x-xxxxxx-88-8? especially con5idering R birthd8 = 11/22/66 > nun of the5e #s halve bin a-sined yet, but whichever we pick we aught 2 g0 back + swap 'em out in pa5t blog po5ts where we talked abt thi5 ISBN project in ¢ase we want 2 use dat # 4 another b∞k + guess we als0 aught 2 swap out thi5 bar¢oded backdrop w/ th M-bedded ISBN inf0 (th0 ∫um 1 cd always g0 on th wayback machine on archive.org) > we 0riginally chose xxx-x-xxxxxx-50-5 b/c we b-came fix8ed on th #5 (5ince we turned 55 + R bedder-½/m8 turned 50 + R 25th anniversary just passed) but now we can't D-side... we dig 66-6 (specially 5ince R last post = 999) but dat mite come off az 5atanic > 5ince 2day = 2/22/22 ¢urrent thinking = dat 22-2 was meant 2 B? 666 = multiple of 333 @ N-E r8 s0 incorpor8s both (+ 22 = multiple of 11 / times 2) > s0 now we need 2 recalul8 R checksum 4 ISBN 978-1-940853-22: 9 + (3 x 7) + 8 + (3 x 1) + 9 + (3 x 4) + 0 + (3 x 8) + 5 + (3 x 3) + 2 + (3 x 2) = 108 + then do mod 10 division 2 get a remainnder of 8 then 5ubtract 8 from 10 to get 2 / ¢he¢k
> a¢¢ording 2 Rastafarians, we = I + I = 2
> takes 2 2 tang0
> we red We by Yevgeny Zamyatin... actually we oscill8ed B-tween reading + listening 2 We wile we Xorcised > We set th 5tandard 4 dystopian nov-Ls such az Orwell's 1984 + Rand's Anthem... we actually got We b/c when we wa5 reading abt Anthem (writ-10 in 1st person plural) they talked abt how Rand was «influenced by»/appropri8ed We > We is naught writ-10 in 1st persun (tho Zamyatin threa-10s 2 @ th onset), but rather it'5 abt 5truggling against th con4mity of th collective «we» / 2 preserve th individual «I» > We i5 rife w/ mathematical refrences + meta4s, tho Zamyatin repeatedly says i (th square root of –1) = irrational, when in fact it'5 naught ⊕ IT just don't make 5ense 2 ↄonsider 5ince i ≠ real # so i5 nether rational nor irrational > what'5 more / az in Anthem individuals R a-sined #s rather than names / we espcially we'R enamored by Rosey O (O-90)> the narr8or (D-503)'s oscill8s between 2 love intrests, th other (I-330) is th individualistic rebel rallying 4 individuality by drinking + smoking > there's al5o thi5 cool duali-T w/in each person where a beast version Ǝxists in a parallel universe (dat D-503 glimpses when he looks in2 a merehorror) > We puts the I in eYe + the B in Big Brother (a.k.a. B squared (B2))