WHB Weekly Digest 2023-04-07: Good Friday
I put Spengler's Future back online yesterday, and I added in a dynamic table of contents.
One of the things that motivated me to move to the new platform was how much easier it is to add in custom features. For example, I put Spengler's Future back online yesterday, and I added in a dynamic table of contents.
I had done something similar before, but it was a list of static links. This is much easier. As always, feel free to contact me if you find something that isn't working.
As for FIAT, which stuck to gathering German technical data, the intelligence proved of almost no value and the operation was considered a failure. The contrast between the outcomes of Operations FIAT and Paperclip tells us something about the nature of technical knowledge. There are huge chunks of technical knowledge that cannot be acquired by reading texts. And history has shown that it is only possible to access this knowledge through the humans who possess it.
You need to ask yourself: what thing am I being accomdated to by reading this story? What am I offering, and to whom? All art does this, whether consciously or not. The character of the author is if supreme importance in making this judgement.
Honey, I can't find the case for "WOOD"
The data proves it!
But as the Long Lifetime fades from living memory, so do all of the things that went with it. We no longer wage total war, or need to maintain the nation in arms by means of propaganda and other social technologies. What is left are the things that have always motivated men to fight: notions about a people, the men beside them, and the women behind them.
Friend of the blog Alex Palacio discusses the literary legacy of Robert E. Howard on the Semiogogue podcast.