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Unlocking Agrippa

By posted at 11:15 am on July 12, 2012 0

In 1992, William Gibson published Agrippa,  a poem coded on a floppy disk such that after one reading it would destroy itself forever. Quinn DuPont, a PhD student studying cryptography, built an emulation of the self-destructing poem and has a challenge to cyberpunks and cryptographers: be the first person to crack the poem’s code and win a copy of every one of Gibson’s books ever published.

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