[Original German Blog Post] Arno Schmidt: Zettel’s Traum. The detail shown above read: (dug from ‘dig’ & this from ‘digital’ : to finger sth. digital (not comparable)  Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.  Property of representing values as discrete numbers rather than a continuous spectrum. – digital […]
The Idiot – a topical figure again?
ἰδιώτης,idiōtēs I) N. 1) the individual man, private citizen in oposite to the state, att.Pr.; b) the common, ignoble man 2) a) the ignorant, layman in oposite to the trained person, e.g. in oposite to a physician b) someone ignorant to poetry, a prosaic person. […] Totski muttered to himself: “He may be an idiot, […]