Sunday, April 30, 2006


Over the past week or so, I have been steadily going through the daily challenges on The Da Vinci Code Quest (brought to us by Google). I can recommend it thoroughly. It takes less than a minute but is a nice distraction.

The idea is to solve puzzles, reveal clues and use Google to solve the clues. Suffice it to say, there are alot of clues you can solve this way. This is going to make Dan Brown's next novel quiet a challenge: to find clues that a simple or more complex Google search couldn't solve. If not, there is going to be alot of Robert Langdon googled the two associated words on his mobile phone and headed straight for the Palazzo di Venezia in Rome!

Of course, this suggests an interesting novel twist. Whomever the villan is, such as the modern equivalent of the Knights Templar or CERN, will deliberately manipulate Google's page rank to have the wrong answers come up prominently on Google throwing Langdon off the sent. Now that idea is worth a 4 page chapter in a thriller! [Does anyone know if Dan Brown is reading this? Did I just become a Plot Troll?]

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