Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "There is a house..."

I was thinking I'd post it, though, if anyone is interested....

You. Will. Post. It.
Please :) I haven't had a chance to read the story yet (am at work), but when I get home, you bet I'll be right there!

Posted by Peter Hollo at September 6, 2006 12:50 AM

It's turtles all the way down, is it not?

Love to read the pre-history.


Posted by Matt Hulan at September 6, 2006 09:37 AM

Really enjoyed this one, Ben. And yeah, I'd love to see the preface.

Posted by Jason Erik Lundberg at September 6, 2006 09:45 AM

I keep meaning to ask if, while you lived in Switzerland, you ever happend to drop in on Jurgen Schmidhuber. Go spend some time looking at his web site and then, I don't know, send me your phone number and tell me when to call you. His Speed Prior is a thing of beauty.

Posted by Dan Percival at September 6, 2006 08:32 PM

I liked the music of the piece. Cat Valente once asked in her blog, "where is the poetry in science fiction?" (as opposed to fantasy). It is here, in your story.

Posted by ethereal-lad at September 6, 2006 08:40 PM

Good stuff, Ben.

Posted by Dave Schwartz at September 7, 2006 11:17 AM

Is there now enough interest for you to post it? M

Posted by Marshall at September 7, 2006 01:05 PM

Ah, yes, I should do my duty: Ben, would you oh-so-please post the lost intro to that story?

Posted by Dan Percival at September 7, 2006 01:13 PM

Dan, the Jurgen Schmidhuber is pretty awesome, though mostly over my head. I love the hubris of the Goedel machine!

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at September 8, 2006 12:25 AM

I kind of like this as an epilogue.

Also I'm in a vitriolic mood at the moment, and I have one word for all of you. In the spirit of making the blogosphere safe for the children, I will not type it, except to say that it begins with an F, and it is worth (I beleive) 13 points in Scrabble.

Posted by Matt Hulan at September 8, 2006 12:55 AM

One word... for all of us? In what sense? Expressing wonderment? Censure? Aggression? Is it a curse? An instruction? A phatic utterance?

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at September 8, 2006 12:58 AM

Wonderment, not so much. Phatic... not in the sense of the word I would think of. For the rest, absolutely. I was in need of catharsis last night, and your blog was the last, tired stop on a quest therefore. You have been of service, and I thank you.

For those academically interested, my catharsis began here, in the comments to the post Looking-Glass World, then went here, in a post that I imagine will be obvious. Then, I came here, to your blog, and rested.

If need be, you may edit or remove entirely my post with my blessing.

Posted by Matt Hulan at September 8, 2006 09:26 AM

I see. Now that I have the context, it all makes perfect sense.

I thought maybe it was a literal instruction, along the lines of "be fruitful and multiply"...

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at September 8, 2006 09:35 AM

Well, as an activity, it comes highly recommended.

Posted by Matt Hulan at September 8, 2006 09:41 AM

Can't remember if I made that particular objection to that particular story, but it's something I've ranted about, oh, thousands of times over the years, so you never know...

Posted by Patrick Samphire at September 9, 2006 04:30 PM

Lovely story, Ben.

Posted by Greg van Eekhout at September 10, 2006 11:47 PM

I loved loved love your story. I am eager to read the pre-history.

Posted by Haddayr at September 15, 2006 04:09 PM

Oh. I wish they'd printed the prologue. Although I pretty much got the time your story was set in, it would have been much clearer for me from the get-go. Either way, love love love.

Posted by Haddayr at September 15, 2006 04:11 PM

Hi there, interesting post
Yeah there are The mighty palaces we built, houses great as galaxies, the palaces.
i visited them,
there are very much needed in that age.
Thanks for sharing

Posted by michael at November 5, 2010 07:56 AM

MichaelL, what a clever spambot you are! That almost made sense, so I will leave your comment and only remove the link.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 5, 2010 09:07 AM

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