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VMs: Re: VMS rant
Hi all :-)
From the Bottom of rungs of the intellectual "community",(me), I
agree with a group (wiki?/SOMETHING?) created "dictionary" or
"Voynopaedia." I don't think my computer skills are up to it..
But hey - what do I know? (except "The TIME IS NOW!").. after I got
into THIS I have seen three "different" exposers of the mere term
"PickNick Table" (to which I Added Folded (START char, or #1 Fold)).
per nick pelling (snipped a bit)
My two (euro) cents' worth [*]:
Ciphers and codes serve two practical functions:
(1) to exclude outsiders
(2) in include insiders
However, I think it's important to understand that this inclusion and
exclusion is not just *technological* but also *social* - only members of
our gang know the secret password (etc).
When discussing the VMS, the words and terminology we casually throw around -
gallows characters, maiolica, kabbalah, almanacke, astrological
determinism, entropy, merlons, demilunes, matrix, albarelli,
inverse spiral, Dioscorides, finials, zodiac man, uroscopy,
volvelles, vinci, nymphs, filaretian, (need I go on?)
- form a dense codebook that I'm sure can be quite intimidating to
outsiders (and indeed probably to more insiders and lurkers than would be
willing to openly admit it).
And beneath all of these writhing details and parallels is a single,
primary source, whose contents seem to perpetually balance on a razor-thin
edge between signal and noise, between sense and nonsense, between real and
....mini-encyclopaedia ("Voynopaedia"?) that we can grow.
[*] ...a little less than two (US) cents last time I looked. :-)
Best to all :-)
steve (yea, low man here on the totem pole) ekwall :-\
maybe it's a "bottom-UP" thing? - flowers to stars?
lincoln? / euro? just my 2 cents TOO!