Ontology

(2014)

Ontology.

There’s that word again. No idea what it means. So I took a quick look at the Wikipedia entry. Ontology, it explained, is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality.

Oh. Heavy.

Then I closed the window.

But it wouldn’t close. The frame hung there.  I clicked the little x in the corner. Nothing. Again. Still nothing. Then I pulled up the Task Manager. It showed no applications running. None. But the Wikipedia ontology page was there. I could see it. The philosophical study, it still said, of the nature of being, existence or reality.

Yet  the task manager said it could not be there.

Wow.  Weird.

So I turned off the computer. All that being, existence and reality went poof.  I sat there staring at a blank screen.

Then I powered up the computer. It whirred and plinked and blinked and offered me a choice. I could go to my home page, or return to my original session.

I chose the latter.

The wikipedia page reappeared.  Ontology, it explained, is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality. But was the page really there? I clicked the little x in the corner, and it vanished. Poof.

Gone.

Ontology.

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