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Secret writings have a long tradition, but with the invention of technical transmission media, the art of cryptography gains an even greater importance. Ciphers bridge the gap between words and numbers, thus leading to what we call data processing.
|This description, in its abbreviated, accelerated, elliptical form, already begs the questions we will be pursuing throughout the following pages - though not necessarily in this order. Take them as arbitrary starting points:|
Questions, in a word, of nomenclature, or name-calling, leading to "data processing". What is the secret of an inheritance which will be held responsible for a difference between secret writing and data processing?
These and other decisions to be made for further inquiry will be represented in the pages of this website, in the mode of decoding, unpacking, perhaps also reinscribing and modifying the program which the course description set out - mindful of the fact that it was optimized for speed, convenience, and other criteria.
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