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with other languages. Another excellent feature, and of the most use to us, is the fact that in Sanskrit the position of words in a sentence can be inter-changed without changing the meaning of the sentence, which is a unique feature. Now imagine a program wherein the words in a coding are written in every possible sequence and yet the instruction to the machine remains the same. Now, when another machine tries to counter this program, its mechanism would be confused by what instruction is being fed through the program as, first of all, the language would be different, and secondly, when it would try to understand it by translating it into an understandable language like English, it would end up with a lot of jumbled codes that would further confuse it. By the time that machine would develop a way to counter the program; the program would have metamorphosed into a new one simply by rearranging its words. And, what if our program attaches itself to a file in the other machine, changes its language from English to Sanskrit and then, rearranges the words in every sentence in a different sequence, and saves it. Then, even if the other machine is able to translate it back into English, the result would be something different altogether. I am sure all of you would agree that such an approach would not only expose the chinks in the armor of the other machine, it would create new areas of opportunity.”

What he said made a lot of sense to quite a few of us, including me. We immediately called for Daniel who arrived within twenty minutes even though it was way past midnight and he must surely have been asleep before we called for him. Neville explained everything to him and I seconded him in his proposal to try out Sanskrit to create an entirely new line of attack.