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Re: [zigzag] :zz: Childhood infls. on ZZ?
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- Subject: Re: [zigzag] :zz: Childhood infls. on ZZ?
- From: Andrew Pam <xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 04:24:01 +1000
- In-reply-to: <188.8.131.52.19980929004151.007a98d0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from Ted Nelson on Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 12:41:51AM +0900
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On Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 12:41:51AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> I was deeply impressed by the game of "Qubic"
> when I was 10 or 11. (It's still available.)
> Tic-tac-toe in 3D, 4x4x4. Quite simple really,
> and no special advantage to the center.
I played that; there's also an analagous 3D extension to chess.
I believe it was occasionally shown in Star Trek - both the original
and newer series - and a Trek branded 3D chess set is still available.
> Also by Heinlein's "And he Built a Crooked House"
> when I was 14 (a guy accidently builds a 4D house
> and gets lost there-- I think).
Yes. Great story. The house is built as a 3D projection of a tesseract
(intentionally) but due to an earthquake it folds itself up into 4-space
and the architect and client have some considerable trouble with it!
> I take this as a license to reminisce more
> on such matters whenever the fit overcomes me...
Share and enjoy,
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