If only we, or our subjects were binary strings of length n. Well, maybe we are. Binary strings of length n. But binary strings of length n, where y elements are open for reading and writing. Binary variable strings of length n. We're all probably c-incompressible. Part of us cannot be compressed, it's just too complicated. That's the bitch about rhizomes. The other bitch is pointers. Not only can y elements be open to reading and writing, string segments can be read as addresses for other elements...lines connecting the rhizome. Good readings and bad readings, probably an issue.

You, me, "the video game industry". They're all rhizomes. They're not the same. They're not united in rhizomeness. They're each a rhizome. Only a child would recognize the distinction. The trouble of course is that us analysts (Yes, that's a connection we've made) need to reduce. We trace, because that's our job. The trouble starts when we substitute the trace for the map. "It's just" "It's only"

f(x)=2y+4
Where f(x) is the function of the game industry. Compressed!

Tits are tats. It's pornography. What? I know it when I see it. Those games are ruining society. Just like drugs and liquor.

The wolf pack got shot.

See the biological weapons trucks? We traced them from the images. That's what's really there. No need to plug things back in, that would take too long. A dirty bomb might get set off in the mean time. There's more important things. We know what's really going on. It's coitus between Saddam and Al-Qaeda.

But post-structuralism disables political discourse! Good and bad become equivalent.



"For example, there are 2^n binary strings of length n, but there are only 2^n - 1 binary strings of length 1 through n-1. This means that there is at least one binary string of length n that cannot be compressed. Similarly, at least half of all binary n-strings cannot be compressed by more than 1 bit. Strings that cannot be compressed by more than c bits are termed c-incompressible." (Harfst)

"High Kolmogorov Complexity is also closely related to randomness of objects. It can be shown that objects with high Kolmogorov Complexity are random, in the sense that it will pass all tests of randomness. Kolmogorov Complexity also gives a way of analyzing the complexity of a finite string." (Harfst)

"Given a description of a program and its initial input, determine whether the program, when executed on this input, ever halts (completes). The alternative is that it runs forever without halting." (Turing)

"The multiple must be made, not by always adding a higher dimension, but rather in the simplest of ways, by dint of sobriety, with the number of dimensions one already has available - always n-1 (the only way the one belongs to the multiple: always subtracted). Subtract the unique from the multiplicity to be constituted; write at n-1 dimensions. A system of this kind could be called a rhizome." (D&G, Pp. 6)

"Our criticism of these linguistic models is not that they are too abstract but, on the contrary, that they are not abstract enough, that they do not reach the abstract machine that connects a language to the semantic and pragmatic contents of statements, to collective assemblages of enunciation, to a whole micropolitics of the social field. A rhizome ceaselessly establishes connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles." (D&G, Pp. 7)

"A rhizome may be broken, shattered at a given spot, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines. You can never get rid of ants because they form an animal rhizome that can rebound time and again after most of it has been destroyed." (D&G, Pp. 9)

"It is a question of method the tracing should always be put back on the map." (D&G, Pp. 13)

"Plug the tracings back into the map, connect the roots of trees back up with the rhizome." (D&G, Pp. 14)

"Accounting and bureaucracy proceed by tracings: they can begin to burgeon nonetheless, throwing out rhizome stems, as in a Kafka novel." (D&G, Pp. 15)

"Unlike the tree, the rhizome is not the object of reproduction: neither external reproduction as image-tree nor internal reproduction as tree-structure. The rhizome is an antigeneology. It is a short-term memory, or antimemory. The rhizome operates by variation, expansion, conquest, capture, offshoots. Unlike the graphic arts, drawing, or photography, unlike tracings, teh rhizome pertains to a map that must be produced, constructed, a map that is always detachable, connectable, reversible, modifiable, and has multiple entryways and exits and its own lines of flight. It is tracings that must be put on the map, not the opposite." (D&G, Pp. 21)

"Who is Freud trying to fool? The wolves never had a chance to get away and save their pack: it was already decided from the very beginning that animals could serve only to represent coitus between parents, or conversely, be represented by coitus between parents." (D&G, Pp. 28)

"Children's questions are poorly understood if they are not seen as question-machines; that is, why indefinite articles play so important a role in these questions (a belly, a child, a horse, a chair, 'how is a person made?')." (D&G, Pp. 256)