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Re: VMS -- Interesting Ancient Texts
Here is another wheel, not doubt familiar to many of you, that may be of some
interest. Perhaps it has already been discussed.
I find it interesting that markings vaguely similar to the Yijing trigrams
appear (possibly as coded information) in the VMS (e.g., reference inner
circle of the Pisces diagram). I wonder if one design prompted the other?
Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> > Here is a somewhat interesting exhibition from Cornell with various
> > samples of ancient texts.
> > http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/Paper-exhibit/default.html
> I found this one interesting:
> Perhaps some of the VMS diagrams are remains of such wheels, or
> attempts to reproduce them? (I believe they had been in use for a long
> time --- at least since the time of Ramón Llull.)
> All the best,
> PS: I also found it amusing that the only broken link in that
> exhibit is in the censorship section. A pedagogical example
> of censorship in action? 8-)