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Confucius’s family, the Kongs, have the longest recorded extant pedigree in the world today. The father-to-son family tree, now in its 83rd generation, has been recorded since the death of Confucius. According to the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee, he has 2 million known and registered descendants, and there are an estimated 3 million in all.
Conficius @ Wikipedia
Imagine having two to three million cousins.
Having done computer programming for awhile, I’ve had to deal with very subtle meanings of nothing:
- 0 (zero) - Used when you know the quantity of something, for example, how much cash you brought to dinner when hanging out with friends.
- yes/no or true/false - When no simply means no, and there are no gray areas, like when someone responds to your “Would you like to go out?”
- N/A (not applicable) - When the question/query does not really make sense, like a friend who was born in international waters having to answer the question “What country were you born in?”
- null - When a quality/property of an object is known to not have an assigned value, or is in its neutral or default state, like having blank spaces on a form.
- unavailable - Something is preventing us from finding out the truth. Don’t confuse it for an actual value/condition, just come back later.
- unknown - You’re aware that you don’t know something, like asking if the NSA has tapped into your email/passwords.
- undefined - When you’ve never addressed the topic and don’t even know what condition it’s in… like being asked, “Which presidential candidate would you support in the next Icelandic elections?” (Unless you actually follow Iceland politics.)
- unmentioned - You don’t want to change the status quo of something, so don’t talk about it. If you talk about it, people will think you have an opinion of it or stating some truth about it. Just hush, and let whatever exists out there simply be. Shhhhh!
Sometimes I feel like a nihilist.