I have a small piece of software called Freemind on my laptop. It’s especially designed for making mind maps. I find it’s very useful these days as I am using it for making lecture notes, meeting notes and also pre-writing materials. Magically all of them fit in the tree-shape mind map very well.
I start to realize the great power of mind maps. But a question appeared at the same time: is there anything in this world which cannot be described by a mind map?
Diet coke can, which can be described by materials, color and shape, will be struck out first. Commercial advertisement pictures on the fashion magazine, which can be described by background, model, products, color, title and all other elements in the picture, will be struck out second. More abstractly, a person’s life, which can be described by a sum of his badness and goodness, a sum of career and love or a sum of childhood, adolescent time, adulthood and agedness, will also be struck out.
Does everything in this world have a tree-shape structure? Is this structuralism?