Satya's blog - Thief of Time and Matrix

Feb 26 2004 20:44 Thief of Time and Matrix
I'm reading Terry Pratchett's _Thief of Time_ in which he writes: "Here are people that know that there /is/ no steel, only the idea of steel." It's footnoted with this: "But they still use forks, or, at least, the /idea/ of forks. There may, as the philosopher says, be no spoon, although this begs the question of why there is the idea of soup."

That's a clear _Matrix_ reference. Also note that "begs the question" is used incorrectly.

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