how would you design an exotic compression algorithm? (AskVoat)
for example, zip compression works by writing down repeat information once and using an index in its place to save space.
but that will only take you so far.
there is a legend of a type of compression so advanced entire gigabytes could be transferred on a sheet of paper. not in the sense that you were giving them a hyperlink to the file but the information itself could be extracted from a string so short it could be written down on a sheet of paper.
my question to you is, how did your compression algorithm work?