-------------------- "The Starships of the Federation are the physical, tangible manifestations of Humanity´s stubborn insistence that life does indeed mean something." Spock to Leonard McCoy in "Final Frontier"
Given how the pairs of lines are always of equal length, I suspect they are just strings of numbers. If they were meaningful words, it would be too much a coincidence to have them all be of equal lengths, especially since letter spacing seems fixed in LCARS display fonts.
That looks like a cool prospect for a "floating fortress" or space battlefortress, from "1984" or "Honor Harrington". Except that it would look like that picture from all four sides, symmetrical.
Would be cool to have a dream Starfleet battlefortress stationary unit in planet orbit. 2000m to a side, ablative armor all over the place. I'd have to think for a while about proper armament though...
-------------------- "I'm nigh-invulnerable when I'm blasting!" Mel Gibson, X-Men
The bottom 'word' in the middle column... has what looks to be an 'E' at its beginning... so that could be Enterprise... the length fits... and that could mean what destinations the work bees are headed for??
Now what about the top 'word'!?!
-------------------- "Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica." - Jim Halpert. (The Office)
Oops! So the line height is about 1/3 of the headline height, not 1/6?
Dang. I was completely fooled, by the seemingly good resolution of the workbee image itself, into thinking that I could tell one line from two.
If those are single lines, then it's just within the realm of plausibility that Okuda could have had the energy and patience to actually invent and type in nine meaningful words, instead of just leaning on his keyboard nine times...
I tried looking for this picture in "The Continuing Mission", but either I misremembered and it wasn't there, or then I skipped the crucial page. Will look again soon.
That doesn't look like a workbee...more like a cutaway of a phaser bank.
-------------------- "It speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow, it's not all going to be over with a big splash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans." -Gene Roddenberry about Star Trek
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