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I use Google on a regular basis for things I want to discuss, do or think about so I naturally Googled define:basis this morning.

(It turns out that hoping for a basic definition of basis is chimeric, because (as we see in this aside) the thought is both self-referential and divergent. Speaking of divergent, I Googled self-referential and then mouse-wheeled down to … the definition you can understand. If that definition is easy to understand it is also devoid of information content (This blog (for example) is about me writing something about my experience, so is it (and everything else I say and do) self-referential (and if that is the case what is not?))…but I diverge…)


In this short essay I referred to the design process as basic and self-referential; when I was embarking on a career 28 years (!) ago this sort of circularity was bewilderingly maddening.

Back to Googling define: basis. Immediately beneath the definition and before the list of search results begins is a small humorous snippet of hypertext, More info ». Reading through all this I came away with the notion that the fundamental support for any “idea, argument or process” is to make an assumption.

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”

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