Halloween Uni Meet ,Oct27th

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 22:48:51 +0100, “Danny Colyer”
<danny@jugglersafety.net> wrote:

>The ones that look strangest are the really old ones. Before compasses
>were readily available (i.e. about 1000 years ago), British maps
>conventionally had East at the top (presumably because that’s where the
>sun rises).
I’m not sure it has much to do with compasses. In ancient times East was
the principal direction like North is now. To orient a map originally
means put East to East (Orient is synonymous with East). Now it means to
put North to North, which of course for all practical purposes is
identical.

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “Kabul, Al Qaeda, Iraq”

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 22:48:51 +0100, “Danny Colyer”
<danny@jugglersafety.net> wrote:

>The ones that look strangest are the really old ones. Before compasses
>were readily available (i.e. about 1000 years ago), British maps
>conventionally had East at the top (presumably because that’s where the
>sun rises).
I’m not sure it has much to do with compasses. In ancient times East was
the principal direction like North is now. To orient a map originally
means put East to East (Orient is synonymous with East). Now it means to
put North to North, which of course for all practical purposes is
identical.

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “Kabul, Al Qaeda, Iraq”

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 22:48:51 +0100, “Danny Colyer”
<danny@jugglersafety.net> wrote:

>The ones that look strangest are the really old ones. Before compasses
>were readily available (i.e. about 1000 years ago), British maps
>conventionally had East at the top (presumably because that’s where the
>sun rises).
I’m not sure it has much to do with compasses. In ancient times East was
the principal direction like North is now. To orient a map originally
means put East to East (Orient is synonymous with East). Now it means to
put North to North, which of course for all practical purposes is
identical.

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “Kabul, Al Qaeda, Iraq”