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I hope you are — just as I was — blissfully ignorant of the following quote and the game it portrays, for, if that’s the case, you’ll probably end up — just as I did1 — with a day-long smile on your face. I mean, isn’t this something2?:

Nomic is a game in which changing the rules is a move. In that respect it differs from almost every other game. The primary activity of Nomic is proposing changes in the rules, debating the wisdom of changing them in that way, voting on the changes, deciding what can and cannot be done afterwards, and doing it. Even this core of the game, of course, can be changed.

Wikipedia, as usual, is a great intro to the topic.

fn1. I’m riffing the structure of this paragraph from Matrix’s Morpheus memorable quote: “Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize, just as I did, that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” Did you got that before I told you? Is there someone out there as linguistically disturbed as I am?

2 That beat comes from this other article, interestingly, on luck.

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