Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Craiglist is now in the WTF? files

Craigslist to beam ads one light year into space
The San Francisco online classified ads site plans to collect millions of ads and beam them into deep space May 15, accompanied by a videotaped greeting from craigslist founder Craig Newmark. ``We believe there could be an infinite market opportunity,'' Newmark quipped in a press release.
My first question is why? For what purpose? Have aliens come in to our solar system? If so, this is the first I've heard of it.

Effective immediately, all earthlings posting to craigslist will have an opportunity to earmark their message for inclusion in the historic transmission from Cape Canaveral, immediately following the launch of the Discovery Space Shuttle - currently scheduled for May 15, 2005. Deep Space Communications Network will transmit the postings, along with a personal video message from Craig, and a clip from the documentary "24 Hours on craigslist" light years into space, for the benefit and edification of potential future craigslist community members in the great beyond.

More here...
Online Community Set To Leap Beyond Solar System

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ah, we're just doing it for marklar, since we strongly believe in marklar.