space and games

February 3, 2012

The Item and the Thing

Filed under: General — Peter de Blanc @ 2:56 am

We show Sam the item.
“What is this?” we ask.
“I don’t know,” says Sam.
We say, “It is the item.”
Again, we ask Sam, “what is this?”
“The item,” Sam repeats.
Sam has received his first lesson.

We show Sam the item.
“What is this?” we ask.
“I’m not sure,” says Sam, “but I think it is the item.”
“Of course it is the item! Why are you not sure?”
Sam has no reply.

The thing is very similar to the item.
We show Sam the thing.
“What is this?” we ask.
“It is the item!” Sam shouts confidently.
“It is not the item! It is the thing!”
Was Sam’s earlier hesitation justified?

We show Lisa the item.
“What is this?” we ask.
“I don’t know,” says Lisa.
We say, “It is the item.”
Again, we ask Lisa, “what is this?”
“The item,” Lisa repeats.
We show Lisa the thing.
“What is this?” we ask.
“I don’t know,” says Lisa.
We say, “It is the thing.”
Again, we ask Lisa, “what is this?”
“The thing,” Lisa repeats.
Lisa has received two lessons.


  1. What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have
    discovered It positively helpful and it has helped me
    out loads. I am hoping to contribute & aid other users like its aided me.
    Great job.

    Comment by musicos — July 7, 2013 @ 9:48 am

  2. I comment whenever I like a article on a website or if I have something to valuable to contribute
    to the conversation. Usually it’s triggered by the passion communicated in the post I read. And on this post space and games ? The Item and the Thing. I was actually moved enough to post a thought ;-) I do have a few questions for you if it’s allright.
    Is it just me or does it appear like a few
    of the remarks come across like they are left by brain dead visitors?
    :-P And, if you are writing on other social sites,
    I would like to follow you. Would you list the
    complete urls of your communal pages like your twitter
    feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    Comment by vivienda en Fuensalida — July 11, 2013 @ 9:19 am

  3. I will immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t to find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Kindly allow me recognise so that I may just
    subscribe. Thanks.

    Comment by mobile games — April 15, 2014 @ 10:51 am

  4. Your wellmade fur might past to get countless quite a few years; then again, you might like to possess the dress changed simply because found it necessary to maintain this popular.

    Comment by — April 30, 2014 @ 8:11 am

  5. Intended for utmost safeguard, you’ll be able to opt for onewoman winter season fur is constructed of made of woll.

    Comment by — May 1, 2014 @ 2:22 am

  6. When your pelt jackets seem to be matted immediately after experience of weather or simply ideal, really do not lightly brush or simply brush your hair pelts.

    Comment by — May 3, 2014 @ 8:36 am

  7. space and games » The Item and the Thing

    Comment by kexcyrgvp — May 7, 2014 @ 6:23 am

  8. As someone with a busy job, you might not think about fashion anymore. That’s perfectly okay! You can renew your sense in fashion whenever you want. You will find many fashion tips that will help you dress your best and get back to the days when you looked fierce. If you are interested, read on!
    Louis Vuitton Bags

    Comment by Louis Vuitton Bags — May 10, 2014 @ 2:36 am

  9. Download and install Any Pharmaceutical Absence Encore and also Up-date podcast [mp3 data operates 002731]White Overcoat, Dark Talent talks about irrespective of whether initial states individuals quite often acquire secondclass healthcare.

    Comment by — May 17, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

  10. Made of wool applications final for some time, in order that they is a very good companion to the current wardrobe.

    Comment by — May 17, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

  11. There can be spots to obtain men trench layers with large along with economical fees, in order to must not contain situations getting a thing that you may have enough money for.

    Comment by — May 17, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

  12. Karen Millen AMERICA includes a fabulous good discounts connected with Karen Millen apparel 2011 months.

    Comment by — May 17, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

  13. Even so, a prolonged coating flows far better the fact that cancomplete insurance policy of one’s middle, rather than quite short hips precisely what compromises anyone reveal to help you conditions listed below snowy.

    Comment by — May 17, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

  14. With the finehaired, thinskinned, compact breeds saved mainly because house hold your pets, most of these would most likely necessitate knit tops and clothes with chilled days to weeks.

    Comment by — May 17, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

  15. Whilst having meals, restriction your beverage ingestion. Although this may seem silly, enjoying a lot of liquids on your dishes can in fact result in acid reflux. Simply because fluids boost the amount of food items in your abdomen. Whenever your belly is total, the reduced esophageal sphincter has far more strain placed upon it. This muscles inhibits foods from coming up through your esophagus, which inhibits acid reflux. You must protect your reduced esophageal sphincter whenever possible.

    Comment by — May 20, 2014 @ 3:20 am

  16. グッチ 長財布プラス
    グッチ ショルダーバッグ 斜めがけ アウトレット
    グッチ 財布 価格,グッチ 財布 チェーン,グッチ 財布 販売
    グッチ トートバッグ
    グッチ バッグ ワンショルダー
    gucci財布 シリアルナンバー
    グッチ 財布 星,グッチ 財布 オークション,グッチ 財布 フラワー
    グッチ バッグ レディース 人気

    Comment by グッチ バッグ レディース 人気 — May 21, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

  17. エルメス 財布白チェック
    グッチ 時計 銀座,グッチ 時計 gクラス,グッチ 時計 調節
    グッチ ネックレス ハート
    グッチ 財布 アウトレット 本物
    グッチ 財布 通販
    グッチ ネックレス 女性,グッチ ネックレス メンズ 人気,グッチ ネックレス 手入れ
    グッチ 時計 いくら
    エルメス 財布 カラフル

    Comment by エルメス 財布 カラフル — May 22, 2014 @ 12:11 am

  18. グッチ プラダ激安店 グッチ バッグ イメージ
    Tory Burch 広島
    monturas oakley
    gucci NO.1人気+品質保障 グッチ キーケース ランキング
    prada こだわりの商品 prada 財布 チャック [カナパ]
    プラダ 正規品 prada 財布 赤 リボン [prada]
    シャネル バッグ 斜めがけ
    シャネル 財布 ボルドー
    lentes oakley oftalmicos
    Tory Burch バッグ 偽物 見分け方

    Comment by トリーバーチ バッグ 偽物 見分け方 — May 23, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

  19. miumiu バッグ ポシェット
    レイバン クラブマスター
    miumiu 財布 人気,miumiu 財布 ss,miumiu 財布 ゼラニウムピンク
    nike air max billigt
    レイバン 眼鏡 修理
    nike air max 90 dam billigt
    miumiu 財布 バレンタイン 2014,miumiu 財布 エナメル,miumiu 財布 若い
    レイバン メガネ 広島
    lululemon ottawa
    レイバン メガネ 原宿
    lululemon halifax
    miumiu バッグ,miumiu バッグ 年齢,miumiu バッグ 吉川ひなの

    Comment by miumiu バッグ,miumiu バッグ 年齢,miumiu バッグ 吉川ひなの — May 26, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

  20. ニューバランス シューズ 一覧
    ニューバランス 1300
    ニューバランス 574 人気色
    nike air max 90 dam
    gucci キーケース メンズ 激安
    ralph lauren outlet
    グッチ 財布 新作 メンズ
    nike air max rea
    gucci 直営店 通販
    ニューバランス m1300cl

    Comment by 靴 ニューバランス — May 28, 2014 @ 7:14 am

  21. Unique trench apparel can be bought in an array of colorations, this includes violet, dark colored, khaki, light, darkish, crimson, dull and many other things.

    Comment by — June 5, 2014 @ 3:23 am

  22. louis vuitton official website men shoes
    ルイヴィトン モノグラム タバコケース
    クロエ ショルダーバッグ マーシー 3s0917 161 19r(sa0121)
    dior overshine sunglasses
    ダンヒル スーパーコピー 評判
    louis vuitton neverfull mm retail price
    バーバリー 偽物 サイト
    iphone ケースフィギュア スケート
    セリーヌ バッグ ピンク
    毛皮 コート 偽物

    Comment by 毛皮 コート 偽物 — July 5, 2014 @ 6:36 am

  23. バーバリー ハンカチ 大判
    %keyword% カメリア iphone5
    ミュウミュウ 新作 通販
    ブラック ゴールド ウォレットチェーン シャネル official site
    ダンヒル ウルトラネックレス
    クロエ 水色 クロエ
    vogue bvlgari bvlgari
    セリーヌ バッグ デューン
    %keyword% バイカラー チェーンバッグ
    %keyword% レザー ポップ 長財布

    Comment by %keyword% 公式 メガネ — July 14, 2014 @ 2:34 am

  24. コーチ メンズ トンプソン
    used authentic louis vuitton handbags for sale
    dior homme online boutique
    ??? ????
    トリーバーチ サンダル ハワイ
    ルイヴィトン バッグ ナイロントート
    ガガミラノ 腕時計
    シャネル カメリア エナメル 財布
    louis vuitton mo?t hennessy

    Comment by louis vuitton mo?t hennessy — July 20, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

  25. 20 mars le plus grand fabricant au monde de la marque de sport Nike en raison des
    fluctuations des marchés financiers de Wall Street touchés . En Février de cette année faible , Nike a publié ses états financiers du troisième trimestre , le plus élevé que prévu. Toutefois , la société a levé l’avenir peut être à risque , douse immédiatement
    l’enthousiasme des investisseurs . Son directeur financier , a déclaré: ?Compte tenu des devises émergentes contre la dévaluation du dollar américain pourrait affecter les ventes,
    les bénéfices de l’entreprise et la croissance des bénéfices dans la période à venir . “

    Comment by replica watches — July 23, 2014 @ 5:49 am

  26. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!
    jordan 4 white red black

    Comment by jordan 4 white red black — July 25, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

  27. mac Makeup Wholesale Cheap Mac Cosmetics Fitflop Pas Cher Fitflop Dk Fitflop
    mac makeup foundation

    Comment by mac makeup foundation — July 28, 2014 @ 6:22 am

  28. “TongFitflop 100322 “Fitflop Frou Soldes 210510 “ 500452 “fitflop hooper sandal 551240 “fitflop lexx 220144
    Fitflop Pas Cher 133415

    Comment by Fitflop Pas Cher 133415 — July 28, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

  29. I not really know basically if i trust you. Anyway can looking

    Comment by tiffany專櫃 — July 31, 2014 @ 6:39 am

  30. ニューバランス レディース 正規品
    ニューバランス レディース チャック

    Comment by ニューバランス レディース チャック — August 1, 2014 @ 6:24 am

  31. Beet treatments? Yum.
    Herve Leger Clearance

    Comment by Herve Leger Clearance — August 4, 2014 @ 1:54 am

  32. While a good number auctions have been around in the cities most of us interviewed, your evolution will establish right from China’s second furthermore third tier bilities including Chengdu, Harbin, Wuhan and as well,as well as the Chongqing, as consumers for you to experience the berries out of China’s stupendous income hammer.
    Christian Louboutin Gino Purple T

    Comment by Christian Louboutin Gino Purple T — August 4, 2014 @ 5:54 am

  33. エフェクター オクターバー サングラス,サングラス ブランド 定番,野球 サングラス 池袋

    Comment by porter 財布 おすすめ,30歳 女性 財布 人気,clathas 財布 ピンク — August 5, 2014 @ 4:28 am

  34. the actual goes back reviewed a toy with valuation of 1.42, Which is comparatively very poor stipulating your earnings are simply just of barely the upper chances than others of the forex market.
    Christian Louboutin Declic Pumps

    Comment by Christian Louboutin Declic Pumps — August 5, 2014 @ 8:52 am

  35. a majority of these improve the hardly ever popular individual regard to the hub,
    Discount Gucci Amazon

    Comment by Discount Gucci Amazon — August 5, 2014 @ 9:15 am

  36. nike scarpe blazer

    Comment by nike running 4.0 — August 5, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

  37. プラダのポーチ ハワイ,長財布安くて使える,プラダ さんだ
    時計 詰め方,カシオ時計baby g,ディーゼルdiesel腕時計クロノグラフメンズdz4181
    グッチカメレオンウォッチ,プラダ 財布 アウトレット,ブリーフカバン おろびあんこるにーく ナイロン
    ブランド 財布 赤色,ゴヤール 財布 メンズ 白,池袋 買い物 財布
    セリーヌ トリオ 安,革 ワンショルダーバッグ ファスナー,セリーヌ ラゲージ マイクロ コピー
    メンズスリッポンコーデ,ドン?キホーテ nyカバン,青い デニム 靴 サンダル
    キーホルダー ブランド ペア,ドライビンググローブ 大丸,锞岋緹锞楋線锞烇緤锞烇蒋锝革郊锝蒋锝凤緷锝革緸锞嬶緹锞濓礁
    カルティエ 買取価格 ディアマンレジェ,ディオールフレグランスボディスプレー,カルティエ バレリーナパベェタイプ

    Comment by カルティエ 買取価格 ディアマンレジェ,ディオールフレグランスボディスプレー,カルティエ バレリーナパベェタイプ — August 5, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

  38. Where To Buy Canada Goose Jackets Toronto…

    New Balance Retro Sneakers/r/n…

    Trackback by Where To Buy Canada Goose Jackets Toronto — September 11, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

  39. mbt women’s tataga shoes blue… mbt baridi 36…

    Trackback by mbt women's tataga shoes blue — November 28, 2014 @ 11:12 pm

  40. reebok outlets…

    Moncler Outlet OnlinehywMoncler Outlet Onlinenqnthe north face storegpxcanada goose factory storetfhcanada goose factory storedkvMoncler Outlet Onlinemrithe north face storewedcanada goose factory storetvqMoncler Outlet Onlinehdcthe north face storecdm…

    Trackback by reebok outlets — November 30, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

  41. rebecca minkoff sale……

    Trackback by rebecca minkoff sale — December 15, 2014 @ 10:06 am

  42. pas cher nike…

    puma factory outlet onlinedpo asics factory outlet onlinecnd adidas factory outlet onlinepjf puma factory outlet onlinepdn adidas factory outlet onlinefci asics factory outlet onlinehfg asics factory outlet onlinedml puma factory outlet onlinedbg puma …

    Trackback by pas cher nike — December 19, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

  43. canada goose cheap……

    Trackback by canada goose cheap — January 3, 2015 @ 6:08 am

  44. louis vuitton bags cheap…

    louis vuitton bags cheapbkglouis vuitton bags cheapbndlouis vuitton bags cheapngclouis vuitton bags cheapbhplouis vuitton bags cheapfellouis vuitton bags cheaplnhcheap louis vuitton bagseefcheap louis vuitton bagsddglouis vuitton bags cheapboglouis vui…

    Trackback by louis vuitton bags cheap — March 7, 2015 @ 11:39 pm

  45. best flashlight…

    Go here for the top Cree led Flashlight now available on the market plus at the best price….

    Trackback by best flashlight — October 16, 2016 @ 4:40 am

  46. Custom Wooden Benches…

    See the top new Dumonds that’s in stock in addition at the best price you can get now!…

    Trackback by Custom Wooden Benches — June 3, 2017 @ 2:18 am

  47. outdoor fire pit logs…

    locate a wonderful View More currently available and in stock in addition reasonably priced today only!…

    Trackback by outdoor fire pit logs — March 7, 2018 @ 7:18 pm

  48. personal injury lawyer…

    locate professional assistance best personal injury attorney currently available and ready to start and gets you results today!…

    Trackback by personal injury lawyer — April 17, 2018 @ 3:18 am

  49. clock repair videos…

    Purchase amazing clock parts currently available and in stock in addition currently available get it now only!…

    Trackback by clock repair videos — May 25, 2018 @ 8:13 pm

  50. local seo outsource…

    Get Services From the fantastic seo outsourcing service that is now available in addition reasonably priced today!…

    Trackback by local seo outsource — August 1, 2018 @ 11:19 pm

  51. stress relief essential oil blend…

    See now really pure organic food grade essential oils you can get and currently available in addition on sale. Buy it today!…

    Trackback by stress relief essential oil blend — August 20, 2018 @ 1:52 pm

  52. denver basement finishing cost…

    Buy top quality denver basement remodeling that are available and ready to start in addition on sale get it today only!…

    Trackback by denver basement finishing cost — September 23, 2018 @ 7:39 pm

  53. how to build your own clock…

    Purchase today the top quality clock movements that are available and in stock today and plus reasonably priced today only!…

    Trackback by how to build your own clock — January 15, 2019 @ 2:14 pm

  54. social media marketing for restaurants…

    Get Service From the wonderful social media for dentists currently currently available in addition reasonably priced today!…

    Trackback by social media marketing for restaurants — January 15, 2019 @ 2:25 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress