Richard Kaufman wrote:I think a lot of energy on this subject has already been expended on the earlier threads. Steinmeyer's article is very wiley--it tells you no secrets, but tells you a lot more than you knew before.
That is exactly my point.
So much more information, so much more food for thought, whether it be details on the performance or on Hooker's life. It seems to me that Steinmeyer put a lot of work in writing something that is consistent and at the same time not revealing anything, with the thought that some day the methods (plural) will be disclosed, perhaps tomorrow perhaps 200 years from now.
This is what I read into the article, and this what motivated my comment, that this thread (or the other one) is not really
at the right level.
But perhaps I am being naive. Magicians really may have many things to say, but they don't, and for pretty obvious reasons, NOT including the one that ain't got a clue.