lørdag 8. januar 2011

Snail Mail explained

By using SIT (Snail Imprint Technology), an e-mail can be etched into the shell of a snail. The trained homing snail then sets off a journey of thousands of miles to its recipient, who uses an SIR (Snail Imprint Reader) to decode the secret e-mail.

  • Conflict between distance and average snail life span.
  • Recipients may have to decode thousands of snails before the correct snail is found.
  • Good homing snail programs have not been developed.
  • No RFC available at this time, specifying the exact coding.

Beyond the caveats, we are excited to present this idea to the world community!

See also: RFC1149 Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
RFC1149 Real life implementation

1 kommentar:

  1. From the link above:

    "Rafting photographers already use pigeons as a sneakernet to transport digital photos on flash media from the camera to the tour operator. Over a 30-mile distance a single pigeon may be able to carry tens of gigabytes of data in around an hour, which on an average bandwidth basis compares very favorably to current ADSL standards, even when accounting for lost drives."