Whorf & his fictive Eskimo.
* * * Good Shannon, I see the method has misled you when I say method you hear map it approximates English never really being so think in terms of atomic models, Claude while you scruple the surface it glares sound & sense seduce with their friction what broken phrase is not to hear? you seem as if someone is reading just like Whorf & his fictive Eskimo the ad hoc nonsense names for snow you counted the words but you failed to go & speak with that Eskimo bent over a hole in the ice waiting for anything to rise & breathe --Markov
* John Tipton lives and works in Chicago, where he is the director of the Chicago Poetry Project. His chapbook, clause automata was published by Cello Entry The "Shannon" and "Markov" in his first two poems can be glossed as follows: Claude Shannon (1916-2001), father of information theory which he presented in A Mathematical Theory of Communication. The book is an analysis of human language using, among other tools, abstract mechanisms known as "Hidden Markov Models' He worked at Bell Labs. Andrei Markov, 1856-1922, Russian mathematician, studied properties of random variables called Markov Chains which later informed "Hidden Markov Models." He was interested in poetry and made studies of poetic style.