20 September 2006

Values and choice on the yahoo zodiac

if two phrases
have almost identical meanings
they should lie very near each other
in the yahoobet



a phrase with exactly
the opposite meaning

must also fall close by

and by implication
all the phrases
for all the values
for a given quality

(eg short medium long, for length)

should also cluster

(unless perhaps
they're so general
and topic-free
that their position in the yahoobet
is chaotic
and varies dramatically
from second to second...?)

so generally
when we choose between alternatives

setting one to 'green'
and the rest red

all the phrases
denoting all the alternatives
are yahoobetically clustered

and before the choice is made

all might default to yellow

and all philosophy and religion

is about how those yellows

turn red or green