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Re: [BKARTS] Printing for eternity

Re Jack's interesting suggestion for writing a book meant for
generations yet unborn (who may not speak English or any other language
existing today:

Make a book of clay tablets where the text
(and illustrations?) consists of binary dots-dashes.

/1/ Why make illustrations out of dots/dashes?

/2/ What would make a dot-dash text comprehensible? If they can't read
English, why would they know how to read English (or whatever)
represented in Morse Code?

Those taking an interest in writing books (or other means of
storing/transmitting information) intended to last into the far, far
future will probably enjoy the web-site of the Long Now Foundation - in
particular, its Millennium Library project:


Yours for better letters,
Kate Gladstone - Handwriting Repair
325 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, New York 12208-1731 USA
telephone 518/482-6763
      AND REMEMBER ...
you can order books through my site!
(Amazon.com link -
I get a 5% - 15% commission on each book sold)


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