From: Alex Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 09 May 1997 - 19:29:58 EEST
Andrew Joelson quibbles about L. Jardine's Lead Compasses/Plumb Lines:
> Lewis also makes comments on the needs of builders. I suggest that masons
> use a real plumb line; a weight on a string. Then a propituary prayer
> to keep the winds from blowing and swinging it.
The point is, I think, that a "real plumb line" _is_ a piece of lead
on a string. Having it "properly enchanted" ought to just make it work
_better_ at the job it already does, not have some whizz-bang effect
like pointing at the nearest morokanth. (IMGO.)
> Um, no. [...] two compasses do work just fine
Argh! Just when we had Thomas convinced. If anyone else thinks this,
try the following.
Suppose you're in a closed room, so you have no external visual clues
(like the position of the sun), and your "compasses" point as follows:
.------> Magasta's Pool
Where in the world are you?
In the right direction,
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