Posted: Apr 09, 2017 4:21 pm
by Thommo
Corkey wrote:
Thommo wrote:
Corkey wrote:
Thommo wrote:

I don't think I agree with this, and I'm fairly sure it's not what the quote means.

A map being distinct from the territory does not mean that a map is not ink and paper (or patterns of pixels depending on the specific map).


A map printed on a piece of paper manifests in the arrangements of the inks. The map is not matter, paper, ink, and computer hardware are.


This seems intractable. My whole point was that I don't accept your leap there. There's no connection between the premise that there's a need for arranging the paper and inks correctly to create the map and the conclusion that the map is not the paper and ink (when so arranged).

You haven't eliminated, or even considered the possibility, you've assumed it away and I don't think I agree with that.


Software is not hardware, words are not thoughts. The message is not the medium, only carried by it.


Yes indeed. But would you like to reply to what was written?