|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 29, 2003, 21:24|
Well, okay, I haven't seen it in the _news_ as such... On the website promoting SF writer Neal Stephenson's new book, there's a short message written in Real Character, the famous 18th Century philosophical language devised by Bishop John Wilkins. http://www.baroquecycle.com/flash.htm (As the URL suggests, it's a Flash animation, so you may want to skip it.) Inside the site, there's a letter from Stephenson which talks in part about the message, and how and why it was written. http://www.baroquecycle.com/letter1.htm There's a link from that page to one by Todd Garrison, who was the first person on the web to decipher the message. (There's a still image on that page, if you skipped the flash but wanted to look at it.)  Well, _relatively_ famous. Borges wrote an essay about it, and it's been mentioned here more than once.
|Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|