Magicians are an interesting lot. We find them interesting because, although they don’t always come across as highly sophisticated people, yet they are able to do things that we are totally incapable of. If you watch magicians at work carefully, you will come to notice that they fall into two major categories.
The first category of magicians has those who require physical paraphernalia to do the magical acts.
The second category of magicians has those who are able to perform magical arts without using any physical paraphernalia. These just make a few incantations here and there and voila, magic takes place!
Also interesting is the fact that these magicians seem to have limits to what they can do. They are able to do some seemingly very complex things, yet, using their magical powers, they are unable to do other seemingly simple things. It is, for instance, hard to imagine a magician being able to go to the Gmail.com login page (whose workings are described in this blog) and proceeding to log into an account that is not his or hers, using magical means. Yet the magician in question can do something that seems to be much more complex: like converting handkerchiefs into edible buns! Such are the intrigues of magic.