08/03/2012, 09:51 AM
Be wise of course, but if we never dreamed, never imagined, never stepped out a bit beyond the established line, we would be limiting what can be. So there is a balance that must be attempted.
Originally Posted by dignitary
I'm reminded of a book by C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength, the 3rd book of his Space/Scifi Trilogy, where the main character Ransom had an old friend, Andrew MacPhee. MacPhee is basically a skeptic who, despite his unbelief, is part of a company or group formed around Ransom, who has a rather amazing back story ( you will have to read the first two books of the Space Trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra). Ransom's story is amazing, and this group is grappling with the meaning and effects of that story that are happening and will happen to our world. Mr. MacPhee is playing the role of the skeptic, always questioning what is discussed, trying to keep the others from flying off to far afield in their imaginings and emotional responses. Some of the people wonder why MacPhee is even there. Ransom says something like: the role of the skeptic is important, and hard. And we need Andrew MacPhee to steady the course that we are traveling. That is a complete paraphrase from memory, forgive me for any errors.
The point is, there is a possible journey with open source webos. Some in this community are running headlong into the possible future with their head held up, not minding their surroundings. They might trip themselves or lead others to trip themselves up. It is good that there are people who function more as the skeptic, who may slow the progress, may dampen that free spirited run towards the future...or the abyss...but may help reduce poor choices and disappointments...which might just help this community deal better with the actual future once it becomes the present. And some of us are just lowly cavemen...following along and bumping into each other...sometimes digging holes...trying to find our way to the exit where webOS exists on any device you want. My name is Grogg.
Whew, my time anomaly indicator is spinning around at warp speed! I've got to stop now or I'll be sick!
Oh, and did I have enough references to pop culture, gaming, scifi, and literature to make my post acceptable to our eclectic community?