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  1. Obviously, I was mistaken when I understood the SMILE texts as a "gloss" of Deleuze and Guattari. Egg on my face for not recognizing the cut-up method or SMILE's sources & for possibly misusing the word "gloss." Oops.
  2. Now we're getting to what I see as the central question of the cladistics thread. What happens to our notions of the history of as if the rhizome replaces the tree? (Borges' Kafka and His Precursors is probably an important text here.) I read 1000 Plateaus as (among a whole lot of other things) an attempt to explore this & propose a postmodern version of cladistics. Let's stop making fun of each other's diction & get further into this.
Bill Burroughs

Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1992 03:41 EST

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