Posted: Apr 11, 2017 4:57 pm
by Corkey
Thommo wrote:
Corkey wrote:
Thommo wrote:
Corkey wrote:

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?


Draw a map in the sand. Is your map the sand? Is your map your body? is your map the motion of your body while writing message? Words are nothing more than a conveyance for your thoughts they are not your thoughts.

What's the difference between software and hardware?