|Portrait of Mac by Electric Warrior|
"6000 intriguing people you want to meet online before you die.
Who will make the list tomorrow?"
- Cliff Pickover's "The Six Thousand"
I don't know how this bit of Mac-related trivia slipped my mind these past few years, but I was reminded last night during research for my latest Trans-D post The Doors of Perception. (Yes, another cross-post...)
I can't tell you what intriguing people might make Cliff Pickover's list tomorrow, but I can tell you who made the list Wednesday, January 04, 2006. As well he should have! If I remember correctly, the list was loads shorter in those days. But, what I do remember without a doubt was Mac having gotten a huge kick out of it.
Incidentally, I've added a new link list to the Post-Mac Blues side-bar; hat-tips to people, places and things which I've posted elsewhere on this blog in the past, and many of which I've cited frequently. (Note: I've included the UFO Mystic link, but I notice that the page has been blank for months now. No clue.)
Added note: Following the pixel trail I found this mention of Clifford Pickover on Posthuman Blues from 2008: apparently Mac was co-blogger on Pickover's Reality Carnival Unleashed. He mostly posted links to articles, and many of the links are now broken, but the ones that work are interesting, so, if you elect to visit the page, scroll down to Friday, August 22, 2008, and keep going.
For example, here's a sampling from April 8, 2008: Spoof "Virgle" plan proves unexpectedly plausible, and from May 7 of that year: Astrobiological nonlocality at the cosmological level.
There are numerous others!