The Chaocipher Clearing House
Progress Report #19
Jeff Calof submits a paper: "'Silent Years' - Chapter 21 (Chaocipher) Examined: Analyzing Byrne’s Assertions"The
Chaocipher Clearing House is proud to host an excellent in-depth
research paper written by Jeff Calof. The purpose of the
paper, entitled ""Silent Years" - Chapter 21 (Chaocipher) Examined: Analyzing Byrne’s Assertions", is explained in the paper's abstract as follows:
Chapter 21 of "Silent Years", Byrne makes numerous claims, or
"assertions", concerning the Chaocipher itself as well as his near
40-year journey between discovering the algorithm and publication of
"Silent Years". This paper considers the veracity of these "assertions"
and aims to conclusively answer questions as to whether Byrne was
"asserting" from verified knowledge, speculation, hyperbole, or with
intent to mislead or lie."
Jeff's paper is a welcome
addition to the numerous Chaocipher-related papers already published on
The Chaocipher Clearing House. It is unique in that it analyzes
the literary and historical information about Chaocipher, rather than
the purely technical side, in an attempt to fathom the mind of J. F.
Byrne. The cryptographic community in general, and the Chaocipher
community in particular, owe Jeff a debt for the original and
interesting scholarly work he has done.
(c) 2010 Moshe Rubin
Created: 19 November 2010