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Re: VMs: Re: Cryptology As a Discipline
> "My comment, "Any discipline with the depth and scope of
> modern cryptology
> is as valid an academic discipline as any other," still
> holds. That no
> institute has not bestirred itself to develop such a
> department is not
> the fault of the discipline."
> To paraphrase a former US president, it all depends on what
> "valid" is.
It probably hasn't happened yet because until around
there wasn't much of an open literature on cryptology.
That's about when
current mathematical cryptology started. Before that,
much of the literature
> "That is why I still believe that the best place to receive
> the collection
> would be the National Security Agency's museum."
> I think that is an excellent choice. My suggestion of Yale
> was intended to further our Voynich-related studies by
> developing some rapport there to make it easier to obtain
> various modes of technical access to the document.
One can always ask! A problem for us has always been
the narrow-mindedness of academia. The VMs doesn't fit
into some nicely defined pigeonhole.
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