Again from yesterday at JAOO. Simon Singh (famous author of Fermat's Last Threorum and The Code Book) sought two volunteers for a visual demo of cypto. He was interested in the gender of volunteers. Squinting into the audience he asked Aslak's outstretched arm if he was a male or female. Many understood the meaning. Aslak offered "huh?", I yelled "it's a girl". Aslak walked up grinning anyway. When approaching the platform, Simon determined Aslak's true gender and rejected him with apology. Hundreds were in the audience. We laughed for many minutes :-)


September 23rd, 2003