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On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hallo conlangers!
>
> A similar method ("acoustic recall") is mentioned in one of the
> dialogs in Douglas R. Hofstadter's _Gödel, Escher, Bach_, but
> in this world at least, it would be utterly monkeywrenched by
> Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, if I understand those matters
> correctly.

I don't think you even need to resort to quantum mechanics. The second
law of thermodynamics ought to take care of it nicely. As Tom Stoppard
put it, you cannot stir things apart.