[Offtopic] Mind Reading Mystery

Roland Gesthuizen rge at westallsc.vic.edu.au
Tue Mar 29 21:38:17 EST 2005

There are heaps of pages out there that go nowhere. I even found the second
to last page on the Internet. http://attrition.org/misc/stl.html


I am thinking of writing a chapter in my next book, "Zen and the Art of
Website Maintenance". Think about it. Does a web page really exist if nobody
looks at it? Most web pages are unique and assembled from a database query,
this means that they don't exist until you think of a question and click on
the submit button. If we apply some physics here, smaller web pages would
have a greater quantum uncertainty and might slip into the grey-information
world of existing in two states at once, until they are observed. Like
Schrödinger's cat, the info-bit particles that made up your web page Roslyn,
might only have existed until the very moment you had clicked upon the link,
whereupon they promptly vanished into nothingness. I reckon that many of my
student assignments go down a very similar digital plughole just before the
due-date event horizon, but that is another story..


Regards Roland


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Can anyone explain how to get to this website - I just get 

The page cannot be displayed 


Roslyn Meadows
Bentleigh Secondary College


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Sent: Sun 1/06/2003 3:14 PM
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Can anyone explain how this works?
Has me fooled!!!


Keith Richardson.
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