Observer observes a certain similarity-of-forms, a certain "morphism", between organic entities known as "trees" and structures of the digital realm.
Observer observes a certain similarity-of-forms, a certain "morphism", between organic processes known as "germination, differentiation, growth and decay" and processes taking place in the informatic realm.
materiality: organic tree is touchable, smellable, tastable, drinkable (senses)
origin: human made vs. nature-made
reproduction: copy+paste vs. germination+growth
growth: adding information vs. adding material (organic tree grows according to linear time)
why do we use the metaphore of "tree" for the digital one?
Digital trees might live longer than organic trees
Digital trees can have more branches than organic trees (close to endless)
surroundings of the organic trees
no firewall in the organic world, more "attackable" organic trees
embedded vs. abstract
picture of Rhizom more fitting to digital trees?
Genealogical tree of programming languages.
Initiation into sanskrit.
(formal & generative) grammars.
World Wald Web.
Direct acyclic graphs (DAGs).
The essence of any programming language is its "parse tree".
Natural languages can be conceptualized and described as forests of cognitive structures.
Aphrodite, Freya, Maria
center of the village
tribunals took place under Linden trees (often with much more relaxed judgments than tribunals which took place under oaks)
pasture for bees
great for carving, Lignum sanctum, "the holy wood" (used, by Tilman Riemenschneider, Veit Stoss etc.)
since Stone Age, linden bast used for making of ropes, mats, child clothes etc.
Linden coal (good for teeth)
Linden tea (good for sleeping, eye relaxation etc.)