[seqfan] Re: A123456 = Albumblatt für Elise (- 20 ?)
simon.plouffe at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 13:03:04 CET 2010
Just a note : the book 'la disparition' of Georges PEREC
does exist, it is not a joke. I have that book, I was skeptic
so I scanned the book to find the letter E : no success.
There is no single letter E in it, apart from the author's
name and the usual copyright stuff at the beginning.
But also : that book was translated into english and
the title is 'the void' with the same constraint, the story
is the same, just names have changed.
Later in his life, Georges PEREC repeated the exploit
of writing a book with a much higher goal :
The book ' Les Revenentes' contains only the vowel E,
no A's, no I's no O's etc. The book is almost unreadable.
I also scanned that book: it is true, only E appears in it.
There is a general rule of all this : the higher is the
constraint the harder it will be to read it.
2010/3/12 Jacques Tramu <jacques.tramu at echolalie.com>:
> Why not add
> "Longtemps je me suis couché de bonne heure ...." (Marcel Proust)
> and "La disparition" de Georges Perec
> (astonishing sequence, this 240 pages book is written without the
> letter 'E')
> Maximilian Hasler a écrit :
>> I wanted to check something and entered A123456 as a "random number".
>> Then I noticed that this sequence has the same definition as A144488
>> but different values.
>> I somehow enjoyed listening to the music, but at the same time, I
>> don't know what to think about this "integer sequence".... (it has not
>> even a keyword specifying its nature...),
>> one of the problems being that this calls for a "uncountable"
>> completion --- one should also add the sequence of bytes representing
>> * the UTF-8 encoding of all important literature (maybe starting with
>> I Ching, Brahmana, the Bible, Greek literature from Homer's Trojan War
>> to Euclid's Elements, Caesar's Gallic War, etc, etc...)
>> * digitized images of important artwork (da Vinci's Mona Lisa, ...)
>> (in various formats, resolutions, colour depths ...)
>> etc etc...
>> Maybe the last example sounds a bit mad, but at least the UTF-8 (=
>> ISO-Latin1 = ASCII for characters in the respective subset) encoding
>> of classical texts should be included if music scores are.
>> But I admit that this is not very constructive so far....
>> Should we add
>> 71, 97, 108, 108, 105, 97, 32, 101, 115, 116, 32, 111, 109, 110, 105,
>> 115, 32, 100, 105, 118, 105, 115, 97, 32, 105,...
>> for "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres"
>> or rather
>> 71, 65, 76, 76, 73, 65, 32, 69, 83, 84, 32, 79, 77, 78, 73, 83, 32,
>> 68, 73, 86, 73, 83, 65, 32, 73, 78, 32, 80, 65,...
>> for "GALLIA EST OMNIS DIVISA IN PARTES TRES"
>> or drop UFT-8, and code letters by 1..26 and separate them by a "0" ?
>> maybe both, just like for Beethoven's Albumblatt für Elise....
>> (I also ask for the corresponding "to text conversion" link --
>> as for the existing "cons" and "listen" links)
>> P.S.: "In the beginning there was nothing."
>> So it may seem natural to start counting at 0... ;-)
>> Seqfan Mailing list - http://list.seqfan.eu/
> Seqfan Mailing list - http://list.seqfan.eu/
More information about the SeqFan