Re: [Fwd: Re: Most 200{0,1} prescient SciFi author?]

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Jan 04 2001 - 02:52:15 MST

Damien Broderick <> writes:

> At 05:33 PM 3/01/01 -0800, Hal wrote:
> >Of course there was also the Monty Python skit about a joke so funny
> >you would die of laughter if you ever heard it...
> Who told it?

They also used it as a weapon during the Great War, according to a
mock documentary in the skit: british soldiers who did not speak
German learned one line each, and then read it aloud. A nice example
of encoding that sounds very much like Hofstaderian plays with
translation, cryptography and transcription.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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