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Re: Full Submission: The Infinite Game
Posted by Enoch on August 20, 1998 at 01:08:28:

In Reply to: Full Submission: The Infinite Game posted by Narada on April 19, 1998 at 22:51:04:

i am not sure that this really fits within the specifications. Erase this if it doesn't generate anything useful.

i'm mentioning a book that people here might like, and might be a good link from The Infinite Game to The Greatest Illusion / Time : _Finite and Infinite Games_ by James P. Carse
"There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play."
"It is an invariable principle of all play, finite and infinite, that whoever plays, plays freely. Whoever /must/ play, cannot /play/."

"The passage of time is always relative to that which does not pass, to the timeless. Victories occur in time, but the titles won in them are timeless. Titles neither age nor die."
"The infinite player in us does not consume time but generates it. Because infinite play is dramatic and has no scripted conclusion, its time is time lived and not time viewed."
"As an infinite player one is neither young nor old, for one does not live in the time of another. There is therefore no external measure of an infinite player's temporality. Time does not pass for an infinite player. Each moment of time is a beginning."

"Myth provokes explaination but accepts none of it. Where explaination absobs the unspeakable into the speakable, myth reintroduces the silence that makes original discourse possible."


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