Being Digital's Fortress
November 14, 2007 11:54 AM Subscribe
Did anyone ever crack the Negroponte Code?
posted by roger ackroyd to technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In 1995, long before One Laptop per Child, tech evangelist Nicholas Negroponte authored a book, Being Digital
, that challenged readers to crack an "unbreakable" binary code of his own devising. Negroponte was so certain this code couldn't be broken that he offered a $100,000 prize out of his own pocket. (The offer was later revoked for legal reasons – details at the bottom of this ancient interview
Does anyone know the current status of Negroponte's challenge?
This was keeping me up last night.