Sorry, this was a joke. Particularly, to find via a traceroute, you've got
to be able to find the webpage first (to thus discover the network address.
So, you've got to use Altavista to find it, and... well, maybe it was a dumb
joke. Certainly, I can never find anything using Altavista.
Maybe if Ask Jeeves was the only thing to know where it is, that'd be
----- Original Message -----
From: "KPJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: Stewart Brand's The Clock of the Long Now
> |We could build it, hide it in a warehouse somewhere inconspicuous (think
> |the storage facility in the pentagon with the baby aliens etc, in the
> |X-Files), and add a webserver, with a webpage telling the whole story
> |the current time). Don't give it a domain name, and make sure that it is
> |only linked to by AltaVista.
> |Now THAT would take some advanced future technology to find!
> You are in error.
> Once uses a traceroute program to see the nearest network the device
> to, and then one follows the routing information. At the last network one
> simply follow the cable or whatever.
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