eric nave: denying the codebreaker
A couple of months ago I walked away from SM and wandered into the Voynich badlands for a while with a loosely based proposition and met some of the locals.
Like Rene Zandbergen, Diane O’ Donovan, Stephen Bax and some of the heavyweights working out of the Voynich Ninja forum. They were patient and I don’t think any of them miss me.
These people have known years of painstaking, methodical, minute examination of words and symbols that have remained unintelligible for hundreds of years. They all use magnifying glasses and the blokes look like Buddy Holly.
And every one of them wants to the the first to crack the Voynich Manuscript. Not all of them are in love with each other but what’s new about that?
These are the folks that I would like to put this to:
If an accomplished code breaker is given a photographic image of what had been a series of indentations shaped as capital letters; indentations that had been carefully inked over then photographed by the local police force, could he carry on in all confidence?
I’ll stick this post up on a few of the VM forums later – see if they remember me.
header pic is umberto eco drooling over the vm