David June 16, 2006 5:36 PM

Old news…

I’ve seen old postings on Slashdot before, but this one really takes the cake…

My only question is how did they predict the right HTML, graphics and such when the website was written 128 years ago in 1880? Talk about visionary!

Well, score one big point for accurate predictions and interesting papers for the Boston society of natural history.

Their next prediction paper is being written right now on squid social behaviours and habitats for a future direct wireless neural brain interface combined with crystalline “hard air” holography for graphics. Estimated publish date is June 2134 (128 years from today).

another_bruce June 17, 2006 2:34 PM

figure 18 in the piece looked like a rabbit wearing printed bib overalls.

MBY June 17, 2006 2:35 PM

What? The text and the graphs are obviously digitalized from an original, from 1880. Nothing special about it at all.

The web page editor made the web layout. The book layout may be completly different.

Anonymous June 17, 2006 2:39 PM

…and thank you, Schneier, for this intresting weekend reading about squid embryology!

David June 18, 2006 2:32 AM

Hehe, thank you MBY.

I knew my attempt at humor might actually get missed by somebody. Thank you also for throwing caution to the wind and steping forward to bring this matter to our attention.

P.S. Please note that my responce was, in fact, yet another attempt at humor.

MBY June 19, 2006 12:20 PM

Well, David. The thing is… it was not funny! :p

“On the internet”, humor is only funny if it is followed by smileys! 😉

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