the Orb

Wed Jan 8 18:07:29 PST 2003

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Reen Brust wrote:

> (snip)
> > The Orb of course is a computer/router/...
> What a wierd thing to say.   Calling it a Great Weapon would be a demotion,
> to call it a router is mindboggling.

Sorry, I'm a terse typer.  I meant to write "Great Router".

>  Zerika I managed to create
> > such a complex object from scratch but her empire was relying on exploding
> > sticks millennia later - this puzzles me.
> Have you considered devine intervention?

Sure, she gets the basic architecture in a dream, but she does the
programming herself (Sethra calls her code "clever" in FHYA), and
then no one has a bright idea for 200k years?

- Philip