A Sheikah’s Slate

A digital abacus, c. 2019.

A lithium-powered monolith of immediated lithography, mediated by electromagnetic networks, which, roughly speaking, are just intermediary layers of invisible light that can span entire continents in mere seconds. All with a stylus, to boot.

These things are… pretty fucking neat.

But be mindful.

“Nabu was worshipped by the Babylonians and the Assyrians. Nabu was known as Nisaba in the Sumerian pantheon and gained prominence among the Babylonians in the 1st millennium BC when he was identified as the son of the god Marduk.

Nabu was worshipped in Babylon’s sister city Borsippa, where his statue was moved to Babylon each New Year so that he could pay his respects to his father. Nabu’s symbol was a stylus resting on a tablet. Clay tablets with especial calligraphic skill were used as offerings at Nabu’s temple. His wife was the Akkadian goddess Tashmet.


“The planet Mercury, associated with Babylonian Nabu (the son of Marduk) was, in Sumerian times, identified with Enki.”


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