Skip to comments.Cryptogram Quote of the Day
Posted on 09/25/2013 5:37:59 PM PDT by Maceman
Great quote from a cryptogram I just solved:
"We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us." Lionel Trilling
But it's a great site for people who like cryptograms.
Lionel Trilling was an old style liberal but he also saw the hypocrisy inherent in the liberal-progressives arrogance/superiority attitudes concerning the “ masses”.
I believe he also took off on Gore Vidal, one of the most vile human beings in modern American literature.
Slap me........I laughed out loud.
When my daughter was in high school we worked the cryptoquotes from the newspaper for extra credit. We got pretty good at it. Old dad applied frequency analysis and she was the intuitive.
Of course they told you it was a mono alphabetic substitution. Made it a lot easier.
I would have to brush up now. Been long time.
When I used to buy newspapers, I would do the Daily Cryptoquote in my head, with no pen or pencil. I got pretty good at it, although it took longer.
But now that I have Cryptograms.org, where I have come to rely on the letter frequency numbers and instant letter fill-ins (i.e. when you type a letter in one box, it automatically appears in all the others with the same letter) out of sheer mental laziness, I can’t do them in my head anymore.
More history than tech. Most of it was pre PC.
But there is a lot of history on the subject that did have important historic significance.
Herbert Yardly after WWI. And his involvement with Chang in China during WWII.
The work on Ultra, Purple & Japanese Katakana code.
Not much I have read past that. Things have tightened up a lot. Except some speculation about the Keyhole and later satellite systems. And spread spectrum com. C3I stuff.