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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.

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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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