Hier geht es auch um Komplexitätsreduktion.
Fit the Second
THE BELLMAN’S SPEECH
089 The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies–
090 Such a carriage, such ease and such grace!
091 Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise,
092 The moment one looked in his face!
093 He had bought a large map representing the sea,
094 Without the least vestige of land:
095 And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
096 A map they could all understand.
097 “What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,
098 Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”
099 So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
100 “They are merely conventional signs!
101 “Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
102 But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank:
103 (So the crew would protest) “that he’s bought us the best–
104 A perfect and absolute blank!”
105 This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
106 That the Captain they trusted so well
107 Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
108 And that was to tingle his bell.
109 He was thoughtful and grave–but the orders he gave
110 Were enough to bewilder a crew.
111 When he cried “Steer to starboard, but keep her headlarboard!”
112 What on earth was the helmsman to do?
113 Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
114 A thing, as the Bellman remarked,
115 That frequently happens in tropical climes,
116 When a vessel is, so to speak, “snarked.”
117 But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
118 And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,
119 Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
120 That the ship would not travel due West!
aus: Lewis Carroll und Henry Holiday: The Hunting of the Snark, 1876