bateson numbers law

and numbers will mock their lovers..

Nora Bateson


sparks love-hate law

bateson measuring as managing law



“Hindsight” by Nora Bateson (

1 min read – poem

The clear path is itself a warning.
— trimmed and tucked by Procrustian impulses of industrial habit.

Weird dreams, untidied
sing the airy maps
So they will not be found …
By the ones looking for management. 
And numbers will mock their lovers.. 


Human beings are not numbers.

The complexity within and betweeen us will muddle models based on counted human beings.

Unless we believe ourselves to be numbers.

In which case the math is a horror story.

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of math and men et al

perhaps let’s try/code money (any form of measuring/accounting) as the planned obsolescence

ie: ubi as temp placebo..