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The only lasting legacy of Cuil may be its use in expressing orders of abstraction away from normalcy:

http://cuiltheory.wikidot.com/what-is-cuil-theory




Cuil theory reminds me of the pataphor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pataphor#.27Pataphor

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Intriguing concept! This is a apt description of the illogic inherent in dreams. Come to think of it, perhaps 'Inception' missed out a golden opportunity to depict each level as a pataphor of the parent one...

(Apologies for the off-topic comment; new ideas are exciting!)

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I think the massive hype they ran prelaunch is a good anti-lesson. They had to do all of their learning in full view.

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Speaking of legacy, wonder if there would be interest in Cuil as a apache project... who knows what might arise from its ashes! :)

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