Ransom for stolen Enigma machine agreed.
According to this BBC
story, Bletchley Park has agreed to pay the UKP25,000
ransom demanded by the perp who
the Enigma -- one of only three in the world -- last April.
Police want the author of the ransom letters to contact Detective
Chief Inspector Simon Chesterman, of Milton Keynes CID, on 01908
686000 and quote reference number 86519900, to negotiate the
Hypertext, Narrative, Image, Flash.
Another event coming up in the Boston area:
Eastgate Systems is
sponsoring this 2-day roundtable to bring together Web designers,
Flash creators, scholars, and writers in an exploration of the
narrative craft. (Note this is a hands-on workshop for
practitioners, not an educational seminar.) The dates for
Image, Flash are November 11 and 12 and the cost is $395. The
inimitable Susan Kaup
is handling the production and arrangements -- she's the one who
organized the first Geek Pride Festival last April in Boston.
ICANN-didates' Q&A, debate today at Harvard Law.
Voting is now open to registered at-large members in ICANN's
election to fill five seats on its board of directors. Voting runs
until October 10. Netizens local to the Boston area have a unique
opportunity today to size up the seven candidates vying for the
North American seat. The candidates will answer questions today at
Harvard University in an
sponsored by the Berkman
Center for Internet & Society and the
From 4:20 to 6:00 pm Eastern daylight time today, the candidates will
participate in a moderated forum. From 7:30 to 9:30 pm they will answer
questions posed by a panel of journalists that will include Declan
McCullagh and Hiawatha Bray.
Both events will be
and will be open to participation from the Net community. Archives
of the sessions will be posted at their conclusion.
I'll be in attendance this evening and will post impressions of the
candidates and their positions tomorrow.