Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
When does that thing go into the public domain anyway?
If it had the copyright notice inside, it enters public domain January 1, 2069. If it was published without notice, it's already entered public domain. (Like that Atlanta whacko's shell manuscript.)
In my opinion the first phase of Busby's routine (on which "Card Warp" is based) is a "Model T" -- a curiosity of historical interest and worthy of credit, obviously, but far, far surpassed in every way by what followed it. Walton's trick was wonderful, and Howie Schwartzman's "Star Warp" was a phenomenal handling. But for my money, Michael Close's "Dr. Strangetrick" in Workers #1 is the one to do.