Friday, June 19, 2009

A Maze of Twisty Passages, All Different

Here is a pretty cool twelve-minute talk by Luis von Ahn. If you hate typing in those squiggly "words" you see all over the Internet, he may make you feel better about them -- you're contributing to a massive and worthwhile project. Pay attention near the end for the part about the NY Times archives. Staggering.

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(h/t: opposable_crumbs | title: cf.)

[Added] Follow-up.


TC said...

Hats off to the geek who dreamed this one up. Now how about something to do while we're in a half hour queue waiting for tech support in Indonesia to come on line and answer a question.

bjkeefe said...

Already done. That's why Microsoft put Solitaire and Minesweeper on your computer.