Friday, July 11, 2008

Decoders Take a Crack at Letter Sent to Fermilab

What an odd thing to gain this much traction, but then again, anything is possible on the 'net nowadays.

It appears that the very mysterious letter that was sent to Fermilab about a month ago has cause many exciting times for codebreakers everywhere.

On May 15, Jackson's group released the letter on a physics blog they had launched recently, under the heading, "Code crackers wanted!" Within a day the blog post attracted 30,000 visitors, many drawn by a link from the technology news site Slashdot, self-described as "news for nerds.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FWIW, the letter was received over a year ago (5 March 2007) but only made public in May of this year.