Hey, wow. That's a lot of double quotes. What could the original author of this now-non-

nodeshell have meant?

**"""""**: Well, the first chunk of the message is obvious. Five (5) double quotes. Five being the most important number, its meaning is obvious to the casual observer and I need not take any more time on it.
**'""**: The second chunk is a little more opaque. What could this single quote, then double-double quote mean? Perhaps the original creator was saying something about our destiny, that we start a lonely little quote and end up with a partner, and we grow to be more than a single quote by this joining. Again, we see the theme of fives, since there are five quotes total in this second grouping.

We can only

theorize on the true meaning of such

deep mysteries. I leave the rest of this

node as an open

forum to discuss this

puzzle, this

enigma, this riddle that is

**"""""'""**

2003.09.22 at 12:00 *silencio says* """""'"" is actually a mathematical palindrome in several ways. 1st of all, we should look at it as if it was binary code - 11111011. In Octagonals, this would be 373 - first palindrome. In decimals, it would be 251 - 2 double quotes, 1 single-quote, 5 double-quotes. And then, finally, it is FB in Hexadecimals. F - letter #6 of the alphabet and B - letter #2 of the alphabet - 6+2=8 - the number of quotes we have (double-quotes count as one, as they are one char). This is the solution. A self-containing mathematical palindrome. Add this to your writeup, if you like.