while i’ve got you on the line

The line as a tool for human communication does a variety of conflicting things in the psyche. It is an edge-finder. It says, “This is this, and this is not this.” “I am here and you are there.” “This thing is not what lies outside of it.” And yet, it is also the symbol for connection. A network only becomes a network when several points are connected with lines. The best networks happen when the lines are barely noticeable… when the line works so well that the gap is closed, and we feel identified so closely with the thing we’ve reached that the line seems to have disappeared.

Buckminster Fuller



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