The nature of magic

Irina Rempt ira at rempt.xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 8 02:52:08 EST 2001


On Sun, 7 Jan 2001 alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca wrote:

> Personal anecdote:  I've kept myself sane--er, functional rather-- through
> my first (and very much introductory) year of computer science because I
> realized that programming is magic:

...

> For a while now I've been
> toying with the idea of writing a story in which magic works like computer
> programming, only much more complicatedly. 

We play a role-playing game which has a full-blown magical language
(http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt/hyksos.html) that we also use for fun
sometimes, and trying to translate "software" into it we came up with
"ne quot eddas", that is, "spells".

   Irina

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