Animals knew about computers long before humans did, as Walt Whitman realized when he wrote,
“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars,And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren,And the tree-toad is a chef-d’oeuvre for the highest,AND THE RUNNING BLACKBERRY would adorn the parlors of heaven,And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery,And the cow CRUNCHING [NUMBERS] with depress’d head surpasses any statue,AND A MOUSE is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.”
Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
He was, after all, one of the Transcendentalists.
Ralph Dunagin and Dana Summers
Apr 3, 2015