Thoughts and machinations about the concept of ''Whuffie'' so penned by sci-fi author Cory Doctorow in ''Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom''. Also other various semi related sci-tech comments.
Wanting ET to Phone Home
It never ceases to amaze me to learn what people are willing to spend their money on. In this case, $24.95 to send a message to 5 stars during the "Cosmic Call". The digitized broadcast that took place on Saturday was sent out from, you guessed it, "Mission Control" in Roswell, New Mexico (with the dish being place in the Ukraine). Apparently 90,000 people opted to shell out the 25 bucks to send their message - 90,000 very stupid people.