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

WOW ! :-)

Either way it's a LIVE BOY BIRTH!! (being vms presented there)

SEE Central STAR "DOT" !! (vms/ES)

Interesting find Dana. Per ES It's a healthy ~bouncing baby~ BOY !! 
The star though has more than 7 points.. so nearer completion and not
of the antiquity of VMS?? (8 points vs most(?)5,6,7(vms))etc..

& f83v returns to ~Crossed-ROOTs~ again (very VERY InTereStInG FIND!) 

Best to you and yours
DOT in a STAR?
steve (& it's a BOY!) ekwall

PS. is she "bearing" FROM stone?? - that seems oddly OLD (as rock?)?
ES said it was very very OLD (ref vms)

 Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 23:01:53 -0800
 From: Dana Scott <dfscott@xxxxxxxxxxx>
 To: jguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Cc: voynich@xxxxxxxx, AFScott@xxxxxxx
 Subject: 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.