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Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Smithy Code

A British judge, ruling on whether The Da Vinci Code violated the copyright of another book, has worked a secret code into the opinion he wrote. His name's Justice Peter Smith and he calls it "The Smithy Code."

This guy's definitely my new hero. I can't wait to find out who breaks the code. Where's that Enigma codebreaker when you need it?


  • Good for him. :-) Is a copy of the judgment online? I take no one has figured it out yet.

    By Blogger Monica, at 4/27/2006 1:41 PM  

  • Well, it's available in PDF format on the Times article I link to. I'm sure it's available elsewhere. Just Google "The Smithy Code."

    If you don't find it in a normal Google search, try Google News.

    By Blogger Ben, at 4/27/2006 1:46 PM  

  • The Enigma codebreaking machine is at Bletchly Park. I've seen it.

    There's also a replica at the Spy Museum.

    There's also some guy somewhere who's been cracking these enigma codes without a machine... it was in the news a while back.

    I would recommend stealing or kidnapping one of these items/persons if you want to solve the Smithy Code. Actually, as an aspiring attorney, I would advise against either of these options.

    By Blogger Matthew B. Novak, at 4/27/2006 1:57 PM  

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