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the eric update - day 804: on learning to categorize the unknown.

of course, odin is constantly attempting to categorize new and unfamiliar objects and sometimes he asks us for help but more often then not he enjoys sitting and exploring the object while occasionally confidently announcing his best guesses regarding features and function based on his past experiences.

while we were attempting to find a place for books that never seem to get read, he happened upon a cribbage board and after a few minutes of investigating it we learned that, in his worldview, the most obvious feature was a "track" that was obviously meant for a "race" ( "look! a track! raaaacing!" ). but there was some hesitation as he wondered why there was no train. because obviously trains run on tracks. and if there's a track that should have a train then really it should have a thomas the train. but those were minor annoyances as he deftly raced the "cars" around the "track" while letting the pegs cluster closely together before deciding that one should break away from the pack before heading into the hairpin turn.

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