Derivative Work

the Koan of the Derivative Work Wen the Monk entered the cell of his friend, Tu-Tzi Fru-Tzi to find the floor uncharacteristically full of crumpled papers. “Tu-Tzi, what are you doing?” Wen asked. “Some kind of origami floor?“ Tu-Tzi looked upon his hands in despair. “I’m trying to write something, but everything I do is derivative“ he cried. “You’re trying to avoid derivative work?“ Wen asked. “How original!“ After a few hours of watching cat videos, Tu-Tzi was enlightened. Marginalia: a cartoonish volcano erupts at the top of the page, with the text beside it “If you don’t like my Discordia, go make your own!”

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