iterative arts observations from a UX guy

26Jul/110

The Map is not the Territory

To postmodernists et al: Korzybskis oft-quoted "the map is not the territory" presupposes there is a territory. And he went on to say that "a maps usefulness lies in its structural similarity to reality." Maps are not arbitrary; they should be rational. We understand the universe through mental models - maps - but some maps are plain wrong, while others are the best we can make so far.

via John Meaney, writing Big Ideas, Little Ideas - Charlies Diary.

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