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Re: Shockingly besides the point, and frightfully off-topic

Hello Jacques,

Ah, Silicon Valley. You know your going to nail me right between the
eyes if you write this "science-fiction short story" poking fun at me
and my computer, since I live smack dab in the middle of SV. Could be
interesting, but I might be one of your harshest critics, amused no
doubt by your clever semantics, satire, and innuendoes. So have at it if
you wish, but I'd trade it all for one speck of gold dust (or pixie
dust), one miniscule fact, relating to the text of the VMS. With your
expert skills I would prefer that you stick with the VMS. Or maybe you
could do both?

What is that suspended in her left hand (looks real familiar to me)?
Nah, it can't be.
(page down to the mural)

(ref. VMS f82r drawing, "star" in upper middle of page)
(found at Beinecke, search for voynich, p.3, zoom)

Dana Scott
In the heart of Silicon Valley

Jacques Guy wrote:

> but I don't know where to get opinions.
> When the constructed-language interest group was
> alive, I wrote several satires poking fun at
> linguists and linguistics. A few days ago,
> I started putting in writing what had been
> simmering for a long time: a science-fiction
> short story making fun of computer science and
> Silicon Valley, and, accessorily, language.
> All I'd like to know is: should I bother
> hacking away at it?  Because there is no
> point in me wasting time which could be better
> used (the Easter Island Tablets, the VMS).
> After all, there are only 24 hours in a day,
> and my allotted time is shrinking at the
> rate of one day every 24 hours (yuck!).
> There are limits to being off topic, so I won't
> post the first page here. But if any of you
> would be interested, I'll e-mail it individually,
> on one condition; you must answer this question:
> "Does it make you want to read the continuation?"
> Now I'll go back to cracking the Easter Island tablets,
> which, en depit de ce qu'on dit, is quite
> relevant to the VMS.