2.27.2009

Negative Space

Thirty spokes come together at the hub
The empty hub houses the axle of the wheel, and this allows the cart to move.
You mold clay to make utensils.
The empty space of the container makes it useful.
While building a house, you put in windows and doors.
The empty space gives us the room to use.
The substantial part creates the space and thus provides the benefit.
However, it is in the empty space that the actual utility lies.
—Lao Zi

Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity.
—Ockam's Razor

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