An extra long wait on the tarmac in New York heading home gave me plenty of
time to read the interesting articles
by Wells, Halliday, and Hasan in preparation for participating in the
discussion. But first I have started to read sequentially
through the messages and want to pick up on some earlier points.
A comnment from wolf-michael in the signs and tools discussion touches on an
issue of great interest to me. Transparency.
Here is the statement that set me off.
one more comment--if a tool such a cane or hammer is transparent in
use, then it is similar to my tongue or my arm or my leg, it is part of
me and the world begins on the other end.
Question: what are the conditions that produce transparency? Is there a
consensual answer to this question?
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