at court gave rise to futile speculation and great heated babbling concerning matters steeped in cant and helpless superstition and I was in no way esteemed for my ability to speak of knowledge learned by observation, so I kept my peace.
There were odd times when forced by confrontation or command to express my own opinion I thrust myself upon them in no uncertain manner, and much to their dismay, though I feared such times with all my heart and soul.
For often the discoveries I had made about our world would not find words enough to describe them and I would hang in open sentence while all about men would take me for an idiot.
The more I spoke the more I sensed my isolation.
The minds of men shut down on simple truth or they talk instead of "higher science " as though it were untouchable to common mortals and governed by the stars.
If I soiled my hands in experimentation I was treated with contempt as one who dabble in lower science.
Had I to accept to accept their view as a beggar who
holds out his hand to receive a piece of stale-bread ?
Was it not honourable to find oneself by sweat of brow and observation that there is only ONE science which Nature herself practices inside dark caves & in the breasts of nightingales alike ?
She abhors the vacuum which she would have found inside their books if not inside their heads."
Ralph Steadman after Leonardo in I LEONARDO…
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and whilst having a [RE]read of my Telecommunications Timeline, as background
for my recent FCC facebook post, which I first published in the Mac Times back in
1990, as one of a series to explain the advent of the concept of ...
Interactive Multimedia Communications, I also read my First One Hundred Piece Jigsaw piece… which has a good appendix
comment, which I put together about the “real problems” which will be inevitably
imposed by rapid-growth in an existing global virtual marketplace where the processof “ever increasingly changing change” is the status quo.