Now an allegory is but a translation of abstract notions into a picture-language, which is itself nothing but an abstraction from objects of the senses; the principal being more worthless even than its phantom proxy, both alike unsubstantial, and the former shapeless to boot. On the other hand, a symbol is characterized by a translucence of the special in the individual, or of the general in the special, or of the universal in the general; above all though the translucence of the eternal through and in the temporal. It always partakes of the reality which it renders intelligible; and while it enunciates the whole, abides itself as a living part in that unity of which it is the representative.
There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America. It was not until I had seen the water-works at Chicago that I realised the wonders of machinery; the rise and fall of the steel rods, the Symmetric motion of the great wheels is the most beautiful rhythmic thing I have ever seen.
Computers that are commercially available are symmetric or non-handed but it is possible that some existing software and algorithms are left- or right-handed.
One of the more interesting problems for programmers is dealing with interaction over the Internet. This is especially true in the case of games where the developer must work out how two or more players can interact ...