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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 12:57:22 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Mr Million v Oreb

On 22/04/2002 19:21:47 david wrote:

>The downloading is questionable enough, but what about the uploading?!?
>Just how do the bios of the Whorl transmit information through their
>All I can think of is that the upload version of the Holy Hues triggers
>evoked potentials which can be detected in some way, but that's not very

This is entirely speculative as I don't think there's any supporting text
but it would make sense if as you suggest the Holy Hues were a trigger
rather than a mechanism.  Perhaps akin to the susceptibility some
epileptics have to stroboscopic effects.

After all Pas had the opportunity to modify the 'cargo' when loading the
Whorl to insert any 'equipment' required and this is a universe where a
person's life experience can be assimilated by the ingestion of a finger's
worth of (cooked!) flesh and a preperation of a xenoc animal's gland.

Actually I don't think that the 'how' has any pertinant significance to
the understanding of the text: what has is that the process works.



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