Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Don't Panic

You may be aware that I dislike the proliferation of the word "organic." I often don't know what people mean when they say that an organization or process is organic. And I often suspect that they don't know what they mean, either. Organic is just in the air nowadays.

Which made me appreciate this quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Arthur Dent has just been told that as a human being, he is an organic part of the vast computer program known as Earth:

"Well," said Arthur doubtfully. He wasn't aware of ever having felt an organic part of anything. He had always seen this as one of his problems.

As the Kinks said, "Arthur we know and we sympathize."

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