Funny Thought For the Day

All of the pagan-bashing Christian fundamentalist propaganda on the net is being served using a computer network named with a technopagan mindset. Sites as varied as Yahoo, the US Military, and my very own AgBlog run using a fun system called httpd, the program name given to Apache, the major web serving system, known as a “HTTP Daemon.” There are demons in the computer!

When people talk of spells and magicks and familiars, I identify with scripts and programs and daemons. In fact, JargonFile calls magic:

1. adj. As yet unexplained, or too complicated to explain; compare automagically and (Arthur C.) Clarke’s Third Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
4. n. The ultimate goal of all engineering & development, elegance in the extreme; from the first corollary to Clarke’s Third Law: “Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced”.

First rule of magickal belief and practice: never take yourself too seriously.