VERSION ONE: Objective Description of An Event
has been called the object of thought so it is my aim in this description to present to you as plainly as possible a window
into an event as free as possible from definitions, filters, judgments
and thought. The product I preset must be imperfect
, however since each word I use is guided by a definition
my choice of what to write is a filter guided by my judgments
of what in the event is essential, judgments made inevitably through some process of thought
. By telling you how flawed
is to be I hope to give you the opportunity
past the flaws in my presentation or at least gain some resolve to go and see
the thing for yourself and have your own objective experience
. After all you cannot trust
another to present something objectively for you. Take this all them with a grain of salt
Between my monitor1 and the CPU2 of a neighbouring3 machine4 I saw another person typing. My view was partially blocked by her monitor so that most of her face and part of her shoulder were visible. She typed without looking at the keyboard. As she typed, her shoulder did not move. Her eyes were half5 closed; her lips were slightly parted. As I observed her, I heard the voice of a young man who I had not noticed sitting beside her. The young man leaned towards6 the young7 woman and said What times it. Uh- One Twenty. she replied, without looking up. He continued to lean in her direction as he had when he spoke. Then she stopped typing. She looked at him briefly by moving only her eyes. He shifted back into his chair. Shortly after looking at him she looked at her analogue watch, and resumed typing.
1 the monitor of the computer I was working on
2 Central Processing Unit
3 there were six computers placed back to back in set of three. I was on the center computer on my side facing the window. The Neighbouring computer was the computer to my left.
4 referring to the computer which my be strictly classified as a highly complex machine. The choice of this word is based slowly upon this definition. I do not use the more specific term computer to prevent the piece from becoming monotonous. I fear that any monotony might lead the reader to a less pure understanding of the event because they may become bored and miss the details.
5 I use soft measures such as (partial, briefly, shortly) because I had no means of giving and exact measure of time. For the purposes of this paper consider: consider that brief is shorter than short and half is greater than partial but less than most all of these being less than slightly.
6 If you measure the distance of a lean by calculating how much distance in space a point at the center of his chest covered, he was more than a foot away from her before he leaned (reducing her location to a point at the center of her chest) and less than a foot away after he leaned and he leaned no more than 8 but no less than 4
7 based on my knowledge of age both were less than 30 years of age. With less certainty I might say that they were between 16 and 24 years of age.
VERSION TWO: a closed system
This is a sentence I wrote with a series of definitions that follow it. All of the words are defined in terms of each other. Making it a closed system and (I hope) more objective.
You may read this. You may not understand what I meant. I understood what I meant when I wrote this.
what words mean
what is held
what was thought to have wrote
thought to have wrote
what was chosen to be
will or will not
to read a thing
to perceive and understand words
that or this
what was understood
have the meaning of
had the meaning of
at the time
what is chosen
what is read
made things to read from