Well, if the two of us were to just sit here completely silent, staring into each other’s eyes … do you think I could deceive you?
But once we turn it into words, and then, further, when those words are written down, it gets easier and easier to trick people. Even if you aren’t looking at the person you are communicating with, it’s still possible to write things. That’s not true speaking.
And then, when you add computers, there’s even more possibility for cheating.
The Japanese potter, anti-nuclear organiser, anarchist, community educator and father San Oizumi, quoted in the marvellous book A different Kind of Luxury, Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance by Andy Couturier.