Minutia refers to the "fine print" of a document; a challenging realm that is problematical and paradoxical, in the deepest sense, and subject to philosophical and legal debate.
Often the logical intricacies of minutia in the modern age are framed in linguistic considerations of intention, the terms of which can be changed, in the possible future, by the original creators of the minutia. This latter fact raises the question: If such a potential state of self-modification exists, is the minutia itself a legal contract?
The minutia of a legal document is not read, 90% of the time, by 90% of the participants. Skimming the "gist" of a mutual pledge is not the same as reading it.
A commercial agreement is a document of sequential logic. The chains of reasoning found in its bloated fabric of data can be multi-faceted and interrelated in scope. Understanding the full, detailed, and legal ramifications of a contemporary agreement often requires the gift of a superior intellect.
Indeed, the prosaic strands of intense minutia exemplified in a standard operating contract are steeped in meticulously-detailed clauses that can be potentially self-contradictory -- hidden in the technicalities of the formula. If that is so, who could tell?
Understanding the self-repeating, spliced-together contingencies of a typical TOS (Terms of Service) often requires the mnemonics genius of an autistic sage, or the rehearsed linguistical assimilation of a brilliant legal statistician.
The fine print of this document goes on and on, to illustrate the "fine points" of its merit. The self-referencing nature of this part of the agreement offers an opportunity to fine-tune the ironical canons of its philosophical statements. Some of its structure is mirrored from the legalistic templates currently standard in most contractual agreements, found in common usage by such ubiguitous entities as credit card companies.
Fonts. The relationship of fonts in regard to small print is an interesting one. The main pledge, or promise, directed to the signer of the document is often of promotional nature, and is framed in bold font. The latter is the so-called Headline. Its dominance over the rest of the content is significant, though often misleading. The small print, or minutia of the content, is often the most important in its function and purpose; and yet, its apparent significance is delimited in appearance through its smaller font size.
This agreement, like most agreements, has the right for its instigator in his or her sole discretion and at any time, to modify or terminate the agreement of the signer and to refuse full disclosure of his or her reasons to the signer.
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Read and sign if you agree to these terms, and to obtain the "philosophical" result of this exercise.