Wednesday, December 6, 2006

I don't know

for some strange reason, I am already feeling nostalgic for the (presumably dissipating) unintentional surrealism of it all.

As we know,

There are known knowns.

There are things we know we know.

We also know

There are known unknowns.

That is to say

We know there are some things

We do not know.

But there are also unknown unknowns,

The ones we don't know

We don't know.

— D.H. Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002.

(Acknowledgements to Hart Seely, Pieces of Intelligence (2003).)


Jeremy said...

Spider-man sure is happy to see Rumsfeld.

Christopher Brown said...

I think that's just his web shooter.