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derleth 586 days ago | link | parent

> The device you're on doesn't generate text. It looks like text, but it's really just red, green and blue dots.

Printers don't generate text. It looks like text, but it's really just ink on paper.

The point is that real labyrinths have properties these pseudo-labyrinths don't. To be specific:

> In colloquial English, labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching (multicursal) puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth



sp332 586 days ago | link

"In colloquial English, labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze" means that yes, this is a labyrinth because "labyrinth" is synonymous with "maze". "Many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two" means "most people don't observe any distinction between the two."

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