Re: virus: List of Virion Symbols
Sat, 28 Sep 1996 22:03:43 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, KMO prime wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Sep 1996 01:00:15 -0500 (CDT) writes:
> >There are two key parts, in the original:
> > 1) The layout--a frame into which to place the symbols. There
> >are
> >several different layouts, all symbolically overcharged. I would want
> >more
> >intelligible layouts, possibly even meta-layouts.
> How about a double helix as a pattern for laying out the cards? -KMO

Fun. This might even be a meta-layout: vary the iterations according to
depth of exploration.

Someone mentioned "Black Hole" as a concept. May I point out that that
there is a solitaire [possibly of recent origin] called Black Hole, for a
single deck of playing cards? [I don't quite recall the rules, alas:
over a decade since I last saw them....] The layout works like this:
Pick a central card, and deal out 17 fans of three cards around the
central card.

/ Kenneth Boyd