Rearranging the furniture

01 August 2005

If things look a little odd around these parts, it’s because I’m in the middle of a live re-design. I’ll be going back and forth between the old template and the new whilst I iron things out. So don’t be alarmed…

Matt takes his games-as-tidying-up metaphor further, and touches on several things swirling round my head for a year or so now – the comparison between the western tradition of warfare-based games – chess, backgammon etc – versus eastern & African traditions of sowing, acquiring territory, growing. I like the distinction Matt suggests – the western games, more generally, as “literal”, and the eastern games as “oral”. Food for thought – thoughts I ought to start joining together, soon.