attention time travelers!

May 2, 2005

Announcement of the Moment
Attention Time Travelers-- don't miss the Time Traveler Convention -- May 7, 2005, 10:00pm EDT (08 May 2005 02:00:00 UTC)
East Campus Courtyard, MIT
42:21:36.025°N, 71:05:16.332°W
(42.360007,-071.087870 in decimal degrees))

I love the idea of this. Though I will point out, pedant that I am, that just travelling in time isn't enough, you need something that can warp or move you through space. Unless your frame of reference is firmly tied to the Earth, you'd end up popping up in space somewhere, where the Earth used to (or possibly will) be.

Hey, "travelers" only has the one L? Who knew.

Dialog of the Moment
"All my life I've had this unaccountable feeling in my bones that something sinister was happening in the universe and that no one would tell me what it was."
"Oh, no, that's just perfectly normal paranoia. Everyone in the universe has that."
"Maybe that means something: that outside universe we know some alien intelligence is..."
"Maybe. Who cares? Perhaps I'm old and tired but I always think the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, 'Hang the sense of it' and keep yourself occupied. [...] I'd far rather be happy than right any day."
"Are you?"
"No. That's where it all falls down of course."
--Arthur and Slartibartfast, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", though I'm paraphrasing a bit from the different versions.