Babbage Bursting

these else these hoses
the poses time bases
compost exempt
decolored demure
denature. nah nib

rm, are uniform, aired form,
acid foreclosed for,
solid a solicit a sent
into ’n intent then thts


Based on two lines of Charles Babbage, On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, London 1832, p. 18.

I extended the method of slicing the page of Babbage Busting. With every cut the cutting line is shifted from right to left by 34 pixel and the width of the snippet is reduced (starting at 20% of the original line length, then decreased by 1). ImageMagick 7 and Bash script.


  br=0
  cr=20
  until [ $br -gt 56 ]
  do
    ((br+=4))
    be=`printf %02d $br`
    ((cr-=1))
    magick babbage_snip.png -gravity SouthEast \
    -crop $cr%x100%+"%[fx:w*($br*0.01)]"+0 +repage \
    cuts/$be.png
  done


12/2020