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real snail mail

A "slow art" project by boredomresearch, RealSnailMail is "the world's first webmail service using live snails." Your e-mail could take days or even weeks to get delivered - if it gets there at all. (Apparently one of the RFID-outfitted snails hasn't delivered a single message yet.) Meanwhile you can watch the snailcam and ponder the meaning of instant communication...

So, drop me a line ;)

Official project launch is at Siggraph next month.

Via Neural and BBC.


tela totius terrae

The "tela totius terrae" (ttt) is the world wide web (www) in Latin. If this sounds like Asterix & Obelix , it turns out there's a whole ' Dictionary of Modern Latin ' (published by the Vatican). Though most new words seem unwield… Read the full post »

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