The man who would have us looking at something that isn’t there.
An enquiry by someone new with an interest in the Rubaiyat code might begin with Google.
And whether they query Tamam Shud Code, or Somerton Man Code or Rubaiyat Code, they will assuredly be drawn in to examine some of the dozens of Gordon Cramer’s micro-writing images that inhabit these pages. There are hundreds of them waiting there, if not thousands. The beginner doesn’t have a chance.
Cramer’s work with the letter Q (pic) was exemplary and had me utterly convinced. I felt I was his chief supporter, bumping along his work with praise, copying his images, quoting him. This was fine with Gordon Cramer, he understands a blogger’s need for promotion.
Where some have the skill to remove a complete layer of real substance from a real object – like ink from a photograph – Cramer has the expertise to remove digital ink from a digital object. With two objectives always in mind.
To find something that isn’t there. Then convince you it is.
You have to admit the concept has artistic merit.
But when a man is presented with a digital image of a photograph of an ink-enhanced photograph of pencil marks almost too faint to be seen with the naked eye – and demonstrates how he can lift all the digital layers away, as Cramer claims to have done in the letter Q, then why aren’t we looking at pencil marks almost too faint to be seen by the naked eye?
The SA Police subjected a photo they had taken of the code to a marking up exercise in ink, then they photographed the product and released it to the Press. The only science involved in the episode was getting it into the papers quick smart. These were senior detectives, this was a development.