26 de marzo de 2011

Typewriter Mystery

This is a "typewriter mystery" revisited which appeared in ETCetera magazine back in 1988. This is fun and easy to do. You get the instructions in form of a numbered sequence of blanks and letters for each line, e.g. line 1 - 23sp, 1$. In this case you press the space bar 23 times, and then type "$" once. My Hermes is not equipped with the $-sign, so I used a capital "M", but I guess it came out good as well.
  As you see, the mystery is already revealed at this point, but this is just to encourage you guys to also have fun an solve another one - there is more in ETCetera issues of this period.  

3 comentarios:

  1. ... and in case anyone doesn't know where to download early ETCeteras, click here.

  2. It's funny, I've been reading about how little our brain needs to go on to interpret signals. No one, including my small child, has any trouble saying what that's a picture of. And really, it's just a bunch of typewritten characters.

  3. Thanks a bunch for posting this! I'd never really explored the ETCetera archives before. These are fun!