Time in a bottleneck
June 21, 2008 10:37 AM Subscribe
posted by Kronos_to_Earth (15 comments total)
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Snail mail isn't that slow, unless you use real snails
.... As part of a "slow art
, Vicki Isley and Paul Smith of Bournemouth University have attached radio frequency identification chips (RFID's) to three gastropods, Austin, Cecil and Muriel. The RFID's will pick up your mail as the carriers amble past an electronic reader and deliver it when (in just a few days! ...or weeks ...or months....) they slip past a second reader.... RealSnailMail
The system is
up and running (When I tried it.).
There's even a snailcam
, which will be available August 11th - 15th, 2008.
Also, from the website:
DISCLAIMER: RealSnailMail is still under development.
For testing purposes some messages may be forwarded sooner than expected.
Sorry we can not guarantee unreliability of service at this time.
We hope to have RealSnailMail working less predictably as soon as possible.