“I designed another message device, but never constructed more than a tiny prototype. I had the idea after spending the afternoon watching a spider build a new web. imagine such a web, fashioned from crystal, spread over a town, or a province, or an entire empire. Imagine light of different colours and intensities transmitted through theses filaments, moduleted in a such way as to carry meaning. How perfect! How beautiful! Yet my model web measured no more than an arm’s span. It functioned as I planned, when stimulated by my system of optic sources. Yet it was just a toy to amuse the king, who could never grasp its true use or significance” (Sunya, de Hari Kunzru, in Tank, #10, out-june 2000, Tank publication, London.)