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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Rule clarification [rule against external references]

  • From"Daniel W. Johnson" <panoptes@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 30 Jul 2011 13:06:13 -0400
On 2011-07-30 09:04, Christopher Hickman wrote:
> How come nobody mentioned the Spock Rule yet? Paraphrased: If Spock
> transported the Koan to the Enterprise and, knowing the rule, still not
> mark the Koan correctly every time, your rule is invalid.

Or you could describe a "videoconference rule": The playing group is not
all in one place, but there is a videoconference set up to allow each
group to see the other group's koans.  Each group might need to play on
a lazy susan to allow proper examination of the "back" of a koan, and
you'd need to allow adding verbal descriptions if you have something
like an upright nest with dark pieces.  Also, cell phone cameras might
substitute for the video conference.
Daniel W. Johnson
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