America’s most prominent Cryptologist heaped ridicule on Elizabeth Well’s pioneering work on the infolded Biliteral Cipher.
William Friedman and his wife Elizabeth were the technology founders of the National Security Agency.
WF Friedman was vociferous in his denunciation of the existence of an embedded Biliteral Cipher in the works of Bacon, and published snarky spleen-venting cartoons.
But they were wrong!
Yet strangely, WF Friedman acknowledged Bacon as having been originator of the Binary Code:
“Bacon was, in fact, the inventor of the binary code that forms the basis of modern computers.”
View more detail from an excellent magazine article.