Forward to next post: The power of storytelling…to make us stupid and crazy
Today is one of twelve Date Unity Days* of the year. Now the Americans and the Europeans can relax and agree that it’s 6/6/08, regardless of whether the first 6 or the second refers to the month of June†.
This confluence does not go unnoticed among the servers and the wires. Indeed, it is scrutinised and studied, almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the mathematical niceties of the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
But this is no sinister invasion to be repelled at the last minute by some computer virus. Rather, let us invite the Internet to this party of sixes, and make it at home. What could be more fitting for this purpose than Open thread 110**?
Go on, say something interesting. Entertain our guest.
* Acronym intentional
† The only US date that goes unquestioned in Europe is 9/11‡
‡ Which brings us to the other reference for 110. (Thank you, Xopher, for reminding me.)
** Don’t make me spell it out.