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Not really. It's a great routine, but an odd thing happened at the New England Magic Conference last weekend)

Three folks performed rope routines including many of the moves from fiber optics, once in the morning close-up show and twice in the evening stage show. Maybe a little bit of producer or director intervention was needed. In the evening show, both sets were long enough that one of them might have removed it from the act without any real impact.
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A director glitch for sure. Like every act doing a mouth coil.
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Marty, you're giving away your age and professional with that subject line! Wonder how many people "got it"....

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On 2009-03-23 11:24, murf wrote:
Marty, you're giving away your age and professional with that subject line! Wonder how many people "got it"....

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I actually didn't expect anyone to get it. Even when that paper was published most of the folks in the industry weren't that aware of it.
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At our age we all need a bit of fiber in the morning and twice as much in the evening. But, too much fiber can be harmful. Maybe, you need to put a little dance in your act.
In truth, only one rope effect should have been allowed much less the similar moves.
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I got a bunch of requests to know what the reference is to, so for those who wanted to know and those who are compulsive readers of The Café...

The reference was to a letter published by Edsger Dijkstra in the "Communications of the ACM", March 1968, titled "Goto Statements Considered Harmful". It was about a style of computer programming. There were a plethora of papers that followed the publication. I read it in a course on programming.
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On 2009-04-14 22:46, marty.sasaki wrote:
I got a bunch of requests to know what the reference is to, so for those who wanted to know and those who are compulsive readers of The Café...

The reference was to a letter published by Edsger Dijkstra in the "Communications of the ACM", March 1968, titled "Goto Statements Considered Harmful". It was about a style of computer programming. There were a plethora of papers that followed the publication. I read it in a course on programming.

Someone should gosub the effect next time they do a loop routine. Less errors and more will return to the routine.
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Someone should gosub the effect next time they do a loop routine. Less errors and more will return to the routine.


But only if you have a properly STRUCTURED routine.

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