The nature of magic
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".
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
irina at valdyas.org (myself) http://www.valdyas.org/irina/valdyas
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