|Tetrahedron of Reality|
I probably should include a node for Society, i.e., politics, economics, and social manipulation/persuasion, but A) I don't understand them; and, B) I can't draw a 5-space collapsed into two dimensions. Which is probably too bad because without Society you can't really do anything in the other modes modulo a trust fund. But so it goes.
In the spirit of twentieth-century management-think I also posit a set of cross-cutting dichotomies:
- Process -- Rational or Empirical (using the Cartesian meaning of both);
- Methods -- Logical or Fanciful (there must be a better opposite, no?);
- Results -- Theoretical or Physical (i.e., in the mind or in the world);
- Product -- Useful or Ephemeral (a practical thing or an entertaining idea?).
Being grey areas, none of the modes has a lock on any particular set of cross-cuts, although some may be more likely candidates than others. I'm having a hard time imagining a Rational, Fanciful, Theoretical, Ephemeral Engineering project ... But that might be something for our bricoleur to try, eh?
Since the probability of anyone actually reading this is approximately 1::109 (one in one-billion), which is a factor of ten less likely than winning the lottery, I guess it doesn't matter. But if you made it this far, as an Empirical, Fanciful, Theoretical, & Ephemeral experiment, click one of the little Reactions buttons down there so I know you were here.