The Magic Box

Wed Jan 4 14:26:17 PST 2006

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Maximilian Wilson wrote:

> On 1/4/06, Philip Hart <philiph at slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Maximilian Wilson wrote:

> > To be pedantic: isn't an intermediary something like a map defined on
> > the set (A_0, A_1, ..., B_0, B_1, ...) indexed by all sentences, with
> > B' = i_A(B) and A' = i_B(A)?
> I don't recognize your notation but I get the sense. I don't recognize
> the provenance of your definition, but it's probably an acceptable
> definition for many purposes.

The notation above is pararectal, ditto the definition.

> I'm defending the original statement
> 'Ah. I see, you're contending that the "old fool" who gave Vlad money
> to talk into the box was not actually Brust himself, but rather, it
> was an intermediary?' from (possible) nit-picking.

I think the statement in question presumes "SKZB is paying
Vlad directly or indirectly", which is unsupported by data.