April 14th, 2002


"Hey Dan, how's it going?"

A reasonable question I was just asked. I think the answer desires a reasonable stab at resolution.

"How's it going" may be recognized as a query of state, either as a discrete independant event, or as a instance reflecting prior and future states (and the uncertainty of each). We must consider that the state may be a composition of emotional, physical, fiscal, and climate-based considerations. Any measurements will reflect bias by the participant and reflect non-objective consideration of the relationship to the surveyer. Based upon the participants and the environment, utility may or may not be ignored.

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