Was Goethe a programmer?

[] Yes [] No [] Other opinion (explain)

Why i ask:

Because he probably provided some early encryption algorithm in his Faust:

Du mußt verstehn! Aus Eins mach’ Zehn, Und Zwei laß gehn, Und Drei mach’ gleich, So bist Du reich. Verlier’ die Vier! Aus Fünf und Sechs, So sagt die Hex’, Mach’ Sieben und Acht, So ist’s vollbracht: Und Neun ist Eins, Und Zehn ist keins. Das ist das Hexen-Einmal-Eins!

In English:

This must thou ken: Of one make ten, Pass two, and then Make square the three, So rich thou'lt be. Drop out the four! From five and six, Thus says the witch, Make seven and eight. So all is straight! And nine is one, And ten is none, This is the witch's one-time-one!

«The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

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