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Re: VMs: Number crunching the Fincher window

Zitat von DANA SCOTT <dscott520@xxxxxxx>:

> In addition, I wonder about the mechanical difficulties of such an approach.
>   It strikes me that anything placed on our copy of the VMs while the scribe
> was writing would create a mess (wet ink, blotting, etc.).

Hi Dana,

That wouldn't be necessary: The master sequence would be kept on a seperate 
sheet of paper. (Or vellum. Or parchment.) And you just copy the letters 
visible through the window (which is lying on the master sequence) onto the VM 
itself. Highly unmessy. ;-)

And you've got two options:

a) You randomly move the window over the master sequence and create a hoax,

b) You move the window according to a pattern which is given by a plaintext 
("A" -> "move window one to the right and one down, then copy," etc.), thereby 
enciphering by a very cumbersome and inneffective method.

That's the essence of Marke's idea, IIUC.



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