Q is for Quiet

Who does not love spending time in blissful isolated silent solitude? I know I do but the rest of the world constantly conspires against me.

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet one learns that introversion is fairly normal and not something that needs to be fixed. Sometimes I try to imagine a world where everyone was an introvert. How wonderful would life be then? How different would things be – work patterns, house construction, advertising, etc.? But ultimately I have to concede that one has been so conditioned with the way things are that I would probably miss all the tittle-tattle, opinion sharing, questioning, I don’t really have anything worth saying but I love the sound of my own voice background noise that we have to inhabit every day.

Note: My escape involves putting on the headphones and turning the volume up as loud as it goes. My silent solitude is other people’s unpleasant noise.

N is for Nothing

Who does not love the idea of posting nothing? I know I do.

A true Zen saying: Nothing is what I want.

Frank Zappa – Dummy Up

Once upon a time we did not have a zero so we could not have nothing but someone thought it would be a good idea – and it probably was.

Today a computer programmer will sometimes have to distinguish between zero, nil and null which can all mean different types of nothing.

That’s it. There is nothing more to be said.