Tuesday, 15 September 2009

I have reached the nerdcore

At long last, I have had a visitor from CERN, in Switzerland. Why is that important? For so many reasons. CERN is where Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web (on a NeXT machine, and now he's a Mac user, as NeXT became Mac OS), in response to his inability to access a computer locked in a colleague's office. It's where the Large Hadron Collider is. All sorts of very cool science is conducted there.

I am going to assume that Berners-Lee himself is now a reader of Plashing Vole.

What was he looking for? I must admit that he wasn't seeking political or cultural enlightenment. He googled 'Floyd Swayze death'.

PS. A quick tip to new students. Don't book a holiday for the very first two weeks of your university career.

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