Andrés Villaveces thanks for your warm comments.

I am reasonably sure that we aren’t too far apart in our assessment of code. I agree that ambiguity is central to the knowledge enterprise…

Andrés Villaveces thanks for your warm comments. I should have added Bringhurst to this list. By the way, have you read his “Story as Sharp as a Knife” which is a deep reflection on Haida storytelling and myth-making?

I am reasonably sure that we aren’t too far apart in our assessment of code. I agree that ambiguity is central to the knowledge enterprise. What I wanted to convey is that every form of writing is also an act of freezing; after all the first written texts were carved in stone and consisted of rigid rules (remember the Code of Hammurabi), but then the written text broke free from that bureaucratic intent.

Code takes that act of freezing to a higher level — 0s and 1s are a much harder medium than stone! — than it’s been taken before and therefore also affords us new possibilities for breaking the rules.

I will have to learn more about the use of Model theory as a design language. Can you say more?