# derivative

remix via wikipedia:

In calculus, the **derivative** is a measure of how a function changes as its input changes. Loosely speaking, a derivative can be thought of as how much one quantity is changing in response to changes in some other quantity; for example, the derivative of the position of a moving object with respect to time is the object’s instantaneous velocity.

The derivative of a function at a chosen input value describes the best linear approximation of the function near that input value. Informally, the derivative is the ratio of the infinitesimal change of the output over the infinitesimal change of the input producing that change of output. For a real-valued function of a single real variable, the derivative at a point equals the slope of the tangent line to the graph of the function at that point.

The process of finding a derivative is called **differentiation**. The reverse process is called **antidifferentiation**. The fundamental theorem of calculus states that antidifferentiation is the same as integration. Differentiation and integration constitute the two fundamental operations in single-variable calculus.

Perhaps this matters:

The derivative of a function at a chosen input value describes the best linear approximation of the function near that input value.

Presentations/tests/labels/sharings/et al, make us stop in time. In a sense, for each of them, the stopping is a death of sorts (not saying it as good or bad – just suggesting a tiny/big moment that we’re in a non-living state).

Perhaps we use tech to help with making everything small enough to remain us, as we stop, as we instantaneously and ongoingly stop, to share/reflect/breathe.

What if it’s more about tiny iterations, 24/7 iterations, just-in-time iterations, dropping in, dropping out, zooming in, zooming out, breathing in breathing out, ..

What if the more we make the stopping to present [credentialing et al] less about proof, less about ownership, the more we realize the rhythm of aliveness.

And perhaps then, prejudice decreases, because discrimination, has gone to infinity.. an ongoingly changing infinity.

that’s be you. making the colorful triangle-ish pieces smaller and smaller, the stopping times (to prove/own/posture) smaller and smaller. so that what we get is simply you. alive. now. valuing you – in the moment of now, in the moment of – as is-ness.