it is christopher alexander's birthday
i was thinking about the leaflet again and found some possible quotes, amazing how much i've read around the subject but how little i've annotated. horrible academic habit but it does make writing easier later
"A religious point of view - is inevitable as an accurate description of matter, if it is going to take into account the empirical facts about architecture."
"I gradually have come to the conclusion that the presence of God in matter is inevitable. You can’t have a coherent picture that does justice to all the facts unless you have something like that in your mind. Exactly the form that does take, I won’t be the ultimate judge of. But I do think it’s unavoidable."
and an older one from a pattern language or the timeless way of building
“When you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must also repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, more whole.”
things go well with noé reading a physics textbook
i interrupted him with woodwork tasks
"meals will arrive, the dishes will disappear"
scratching out of stress but i have cut my nails. result
watched a panorama about the bbc reporter who loses his rag with the scientologists and a Qi. noé in relax mode after having done a chunk of physics
documentary television programmes are too slow at imparting factual information