Micro-writing, as employed in the espionage world is usually done in such a manner as to be (1) easily hidden by both the writer and the reader, and (2) quickly completed because speed is essential lest either be caught in possession of what would be an incriminating item.
The secret messages are invariably done in a dedicated code that has been created to serve both the agent and his / her handler as there is no sense in making it immediately readable by anyone from the other side who may come into into its possession, whether it be a Thomas, Dicky or Boris.
You know it makes sense.
Gordon Cramer has recently posted this well-known image again .. please note the shaded right-hand top corner to which he has obligingly drawn our attention.
Cramer is of the opinion that there are numbers and messages hidden midst that smudge, many numbers and many messages. Enough to satisfy everyone.
So he invites us to look closer.
Given the modern equipment Cramer has accumulated and employed over the years, together with the time it has taken him to expose and read these ‘secret writings,’ a man is left to wonder how on earth it was all done in 1948.
I would sincerely like ask Cramer this question by means of a civil comment on his blog, but, alas, he has denied me the opportunity.
Apparently I am judged by Cramer to be a low-order troll and as such he believes anything I would like to put forward on the subject would be to the detriment of any discussion and only add to the general dismay of all concerned. I am unable to understand the reasons for this hostile action, as I, on the other hand, have forgone the opportunity to indulge myself in a similar fashion, though it be fully merited.
I’m a forgiving kind of fellow you see, used to the perpetual vagaries of human nature. I suppose you could put that down to having lived a rich and varied life that encompassed both slaughterhouses and corporate boardrooms.
Nevertheless, if Cramer wishes to join any discussion here he is quite welcome.
And on another note: recently I was asked somewhat peremptorily why I allowed John Sanders to comment over here. The only response that came to mind was because Cramer won’t allow me to comment over there.