Rational Connection Puzzle #8

Jun 16, 2014 by

Our rational capabilities are what allow us to advance a society.  We use our rational capabilities to take two objects and find out what connects them with one another.  However, most people lack the ability to take two things that seem like complete opposites and connect them with one another.  An example of how to do this would be something like this:  Book and War.  Sun Tzu wrote a book called the “Art of War”.  Or History books contain stories of many wars.  Or books are full of ideas, when the ideas of different societies, conflict, war breaks out.  This is the basic idea behind the rational connection puzzle.  So, here are two seemingly dissimilar objects.  Can you connect the two?  Post your connections in the comments, let see how many we can make.

Mouse

Mouse

A Book

A Book

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  1. Nawk

    There is an intent behind them both – the computer user to move a cursor, and the author to share an idea with the reader. It is not possible for either of them to be accomplished directly, for the likeness between these objects is that they are the means to accomplish these ends.

    The computer user moves the mouse, the mouse sends a signal to the computer, the computer then interprets the input and then sends the signal to the monitor and, in this way, the computer moves the cursor on the screen.

    Similarly, a book author writes by imprinting words on pages in a book. These words the book contains delivers the idea that the author wrote to the reader. The reader then interprets this idea, and then acts based upon the reader’s interpretation of this idea.

  2. Nawk

    They are both means by which one may browse through whatever subject matter there is to be browsed – the book is an interface that allows the reader to choose where in the book the reader would like to read, and the mouse allows one to interact with a computer to choose what the computer user would like to do on the computer.

  3. Nawk

    A book may be ordered with the click of a mouse; a book may contain information on how to build a mouse; one may scroll through a reading on a computer as one may “scroll” through the subject matter in a book; the bookmark within the book “marks” one’s place in the book as a mouse/cursor allows one to “mark” its position on the screen; they both require the flick of a wrist/hand to accomplish progress; one may read a book to become educated, become integral in this society, make a living from it, and from there buy the objects one desires (including a mouse), the important parts of both are bound together – the pages of a book are bound together by its glue/string/covers as the components of a mouse are bound together by its plastic case; they both represent a connection – the computer user sees a cursor through which he is connected by the mouse as an author interacts with the author’s reader through the connection of the book.

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