Form follows function.

A reader unfamiliar with the Boidem (and perhaps even some of those who are familiar with it) might get the impression that the central topic under discussion in this column is rather lightweight, even a bit frivilous. Admittedly, there seems to be a lot of fluff surrounding the central argument (which in linear, as opposed to hypertextual, time hasn't even been introduced yet). It's almost as though the whole point is not getting to the point.

And perhaps in that manner this column is an accurate expression of the topic being discussed. When we're continually and constantly being bombarded with half-truths, exaggerations, out and out hoaxes and what else, it becomes extremely difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, to know where to focus, and ultimately to be able to identify the truth.

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