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Friday, August 17, 2007

High tech pie crust

Elizabeth Lev has a good description of the hoohaw that arises whenever someone plays some meaningless computer games with an old painting or text (generally Leonardo, for some reason), then claims to have discovered its real meaning:
It seems like a high-tech version of seeing the Virgin Mary in a pie crust!
I wonder how many people there are who scoff at the holy pie crusts but eat up the digitized secrets with a spoon.