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Monday, June 23, 2008

Manchester, who are you

I'm having a frequent visitor from Manchester England England. Across the Atlantic sea. And I'm a genius genius. I believe in God...
So who are you? You must be one of the RevGals? Or are you someone else?
Well, If you want to chat in person, there's this thing. It claims to be a tunnel but we know better. It uses, well, I'll let the article explain it:

"It was possibly the most laborious and least informative interview ever conducted.
It took about five minutes, yielded a one-word answer, and gave little real flavour of the subject.
Still - it was conducted using two whiteboards, two marker pens, and it was done over a distance of 3,471 miles (5,585 km).
How? Well there are two answers to that.
If you believe artist and inventor Paul St George then his "Telectroscope" connects New York and London via a (very) long tunnel running through the earth's crust, with the images bouncing back and forth using mirrors.
The other explanation is that it is all done by optical fibres - take your pick.
One end of the "tunnel" emerges next to Tower Bridge on the banks of the Thames in London - the other is next to Brooklyn Bridge on the banks of New York's East River.
It looks like something HG Wells might have imagined.
Each end has a giant telescope-like construction which appears to punch its way out of the earth.
There are dials, and levers, and thermometer gauges on the side of the 20m long brass and wood construction.
Peer into it and you can see people on the other side of the Atlantic.
Wave at them, they wave back at you.
Write on the whiteboard, and ask a question, and they will write back."

So, want to try? It would have to be early, I mean early, est time in the morning because in NYC there are very long lines.


Ostrich said...

I think it might be me... I'm not in Manchester but my sitemeter always says I am. I'm actually in London.
Lurking Ostrich

Processing Counselor said...

Nice to meet you, Ostrich.