Thursday, July 02, 2009

But Was It Worth the Trouble?

Two Centuries On, a Cryptologist Cracks a Presidential Code - WSJ.com: "The cipher finally met its match in Lawren Smithline, a 36-year-old mathematician. Dr. Smithline has a Ph.D. in mathematics and now works professionally with cryptology, or code-breaking, at the Center for Communications Research in Princeton, N.J., a division of the Institute for Defense Analyses."

I'm disappointed. I thought Seepy Benton would crack the code first.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soon to be a semi-major Nicolas Cage movie?

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

From your lips to God's ears.

Seepy Benton said...

Seepy Benton would have done it, but Seepy Benton was too busy maintaining his golden rectangle landscaping that is based on Fibonacci numbers,and he was also busy proofing his new book, "Doc Benton's Forbidden Secrets of Multivariable Calculus." Furthermore, in retrograde, it looks like the code wasn't all it was cracked up to be. ;-)