Browsing through my bookshelves the other day, I discovered that in the course of the most recent move, two incompatible books had ended up next to each other: WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA 2006 had snuggled up to FIELD PUNISHMENT # 1: ARCHIBALD BAXTER, MARK BRIGGS & NEW ZEALAND'S ANTI-MILITARIST TRADITION by David Grant.
What can I say? I'm a pacifist, but I love warplanes. I have only been to the Wanaka airshow once (2006) but at some point this weekend I will drag out the DVD and relive the euphoria of that magnificent experience.
According to the famous mathematical thought experiment, Schroedinger's cat is neither dead nor alive. So it's a cool concept if you don't like being locked into binaries. Not so good if you don't like being locked into a lethal booby-trapped box. And from the cat's point of view, there is no ambiguity at all.