Cryptogram: Storming the Castle



By 1977, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were shipping Apple I computers and working on the Apple II. Bill Gates had dropped out of Harvard University to devote his energies to the fledgling Microsoft Corp. And Altair 8800 home computer kits were selling briskly.

At the World Future Society's convention in Boston that year, the founder and president of a major mainframe manufacturer, Digital Equipment Corp., gave his honest opinion of so-called personal computing.

Decode this quote by substituting one letter for another. You have to figure out the code yourself, but here's a hint:
L = T

'L X G N G
P M
B W
N G F M W B
C W N
F B R

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P B Y P O P Y H F J
L W
X F O G
F
U W S I H L G N

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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_
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P B
L X G P N
X W S G.'

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'T G B
W J M W B

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Answer

There is no reason for any

individual to have a computer

in their home

Ken Olson

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