I:2. No need of numbers? This essential term, read as enclosing a contradiction,
is at once the sign of art-less calculation and the basis of all artistic formalism.
Unresolved, it becomes a necessary reminder of the romanticized dissociation of
writing (or, more broadly, verbal creativity) from its techniques and technologies, and
the elevation of the former over the latter, as if certain privileged spheres of rhetoric literacy
and its codexspace being the examples necessary here were transparent to the content they
selflessly bear, whereas other newer varieties are branded forever with their
technological origins. [BRANDED]