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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Cards
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 11:58:37 

On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, John Gersten wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, Michael Straight wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, Sean Whalen wrote:
> > 
> > > The use of the computer cards as currency always seemed a little
> > > strange, and I have a theory about why this came about.  Basically,
> > > Typhon didn't want the crew of the Whorl to be able to betray him 
> > I think this makes sense.  I'll just add that the breaking of cards into
> > bits is a tragedy unforseen by Typhon (not to mention a nifty pun). 
> > Except I don't know enough economics to guess how plausible it is cards
> > could have once been common currency and changed so that for most peasants
> > they represent a huge sum. 
> Is is a certainty that, once broken into bits (so to speak), the cards
> cannot ever be re-integrated?

No, but what's the likelihood of finding the right 100 bits you need to
reassemble a given card?


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