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Zen Clapper Light

At the sound of one hand clapping, light does not turn on.
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Sorry, I couldn't stop myself.
Oooooommmmm...
Dog Ed, Apr 16 2001

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       Oh yeah, motion sensors. How about a Futilitarian light: when you clap it curses the darkness.
Dog Ed, Apr 16 2001
  

       And when you light a candle, it curses the glare?
StarChaser, Apr 17 2001
  

       isnt that a tao vaccuum cleaner? sorry not that i know or something....
technobadger, Apr 17 2001
  

       You've got it, Ravenswood. *applause*
Dog Ed, Apr 17 2001
  

       The zen teacher was, of course, mightily surprised when he asked his pupil "What is the sound of one hand clapping?", because she slapped his face.
DrBob, Apr 17 2001
  

       [ravenswood]: //Before you wash, a cup is a cup, and a plate is a plate. While you wash, a cup is no longer a cup, and a plate is no longer a plate. After you are done washing, a cup is once again a cup, and a plate is again a plate.//
Isn't that the Schroedinger dishwasher? I'm uncertain.
angel, May 18 2001
  

       How about a zen hot dog vendor... always makes you one with everything,   

       I've cheated and looked, and the official answer to the One Hand koan is this: "The pupil faces his master, takes a correct posture, and without a word, thrusts one hand forward" (http://www3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~edjacob/koan.html). This indicates we're talking motion-sensing rather than sound-sensing. How do you get the master to beat you to that particular room each time, though?
Ander, Nov 08 2002
  

       [Ander] "When the Student is ready, then the Master will appear".   

       So it is written.
8th of 7, Nov 08 2002
  

       What is the sound of one hand high-fiving? :)
HalfBaker, Oct 04 2007
  
      
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