The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.
Note that signs on their own, while sometimes interesting, only become truly revelatory and useful once they’re sorted into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.
“STUBBORN STYLE” NORM: Participating in a living tradition — living in the present as though it were the past.
“STUBBORN STYLE” FORMS: Old-timers still doing their thing. Or: younger men who look like they stepped out of history. Continuity. “Since 1863.” “Your code means something. Hold onto it.”
From a 2018 study of the Timeless & True space — defined as staying true to yourself, a vanishing way of life — and what really matters.