Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Power of Naming

God let Adam name everything to give Man dominion over Creation.

There is a magic to naming.

The Greeks called it λογος: word, but also knowledge.

To name something is to control it.

Thus I find myself unable to source one of those little bolt thingies that goes in the bottom of the one half of a double door and latches into the floor to keep it from moving around when you use the other half. You know those things? What's that thing called?

Update: It's just a slide bolt. Some models specify that they are designed for vertical or horizontal mounting, others can be used either way.

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