Week Two – Question #3
The code used by Ben Franklin was possible because it used a book that almost everyone in the colonies was able to access. If you were to write a similar code today, which book would you choose (remember that it should be a book almost everyone has access to or could access).
In your comment please list the book you would use and why you choose that book. Would you use a certain book if you were only trying to include a certain group of people?
If i were to send a similar code the book i would choose is a Thesaures. Yes,i would use a certain book to reach a certain audience because what if you have a message for one group of people you wouldn’t want someone to find out about your secret message that you guys are talking about.Now would you?
The book I would use would be a dictionary. I would use this because I don’t know anybody without atleast one in there house. If it was only a certain group of people I would still use a dictionary, because other people wouldn’t think to look in a dictionary.
I WOULD CHOOSE A DICTIONARY BECAUSE BASICALLY EVERYONE HAS A DICTIONARY IN THIER HOMES AND IF THEY DONT THEY CAN JUST GO ONLINE AND ACCESS A DICTIONARY
Ifi had to choose id use something simple like a dictionary. Many peoplke use it unlike a bible, which many people dont have the beliefs or the same bible because of religious beliefs. Which means not many would have acces to the code given.
I would choose the Yellow Pages. I would use this book because almost every household in the United state have a phone book,and if they don’t they have friends who do.
I would choose the white pages. I would want to use this book because everyone has a phone book in thier home. Yes, I would specify the type of one that I use because everyone in different places have different white pages depending on who lives in their city or area that they live in.
I would choose a dictionary. Everyone everywhere usually has one. If not, they can easily access one by: going on line, using a friends, or borrowing one at school. The only problem would be that there are a wide variety of versons. I would specify one specific verson and that’s what we would use.
To make a code, the book i would use is the yellow pages. Even though it’s a big book, i’m sure every house hold has one. they maybe different in diferent countries ,but then code aren’t suppose to be read by all. if it was in uk alone i would say the argos/littlewood catollog, they like the yellow pages come to your door
The code Benjamin Franklin used was printed in the newspaper. So I think it is logical if the code would be in that day’s newpaper. It seems a little obvious at first, but no one thought of it to post, so it can’t be that conspicuous.
I would agree with Daniela to use the dictionary because almost every household does have one. The only problem is that there are many different versions, even within just one brand, like webster, there are several kinds.
I would put the code in the bible beacuse there are many of them and the code will be hard to find to some people. Since there are so many it would give a better chance of being undiscovered forever. even though the dictionary has many pages and kinds there are more people reading the bible
If I were to use a book to make a code I would definetly use the dictionary. Every household has one, and if they don’t they can get one in a library. The most reliable and popular one is Webster’s, and it is a very big book so it would take a lot of time to crack the code. For every word, I would probably use the page number, how far it is from the top, and the number of definitions each word has as it’s code number. Many people in those times would never think to go there, they would most likely go to the Bible, or another newspaper.
I will probably print it in the phone books. I believe everyone has one of those. Yea.. you’re right not everybody read the bible so… the phone book is a better idea. But, thats the problem, there are some people who i do not want to give the access to the codes. Maybe some of the british people are so wise they dont need the phone book.
I would chose a cook book. I do argree with Nick from p.3 though about a bible. But like Lahannah said not many people have the bible. But I think everyone has atleast 1 cook book. And also the question says:
“(remember that it should be a book almost everyone has access to or could access).”
So Im guessing also meaning not exactly EVERYONE has it.
I would have to say that i agree with Nick P.3 because yes a lot of people do use and read the bible but that what book could we use for those people who dont read the bible or dont believe things like that? I think that if i had to choose one book i’d pass because there are so many different books out there and not everyone would look at of of any of those books people believe different things and i would have to say that yes i’d use the bible but i’d also use anyother books that i think people would look at something for all religions could see.
I would use the bible because any body has access to it and it is just the best book to use because a lot of people read the bible so it would not be a problem to get it and decipher the code I used.