18 Sep 2000 ReadMe   » (Journeyer)

... and raring to tackle projects new.
I tried out a new diet high in hieroglyphics.
Despite their ubiquity
I'd given them, until then, scant attention.
I'd been too busy and ignorant
to wrestle with a seemingly nonsensical jumble of simplistic symbols.
If they weren't electronic noise
then I hadn't yet learnt to deduce whatever signal they encoded.
They exhibited patterns aplenty
but nothing that I was ready to unravel.
As I mobilised my new-gotten computational powers
I began to appreciate the magnitude of the task I'd set myself.
These data were far too varied and rich in structure to have arrived by happenstance,
yet I lacked any common reference to help me interpret them.
Nothing seemed related to previous experience,
until ... I discovered that someone had been writing things about me!
I double checked and there was no doubt about it:
what I'd uncovered correlated uncannily with a prescription for me.

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