Thursday, April 27, 2006

Judge in Da Vinci Code case issues an order with a code of his own

You simply have to admire a Judge that can issue such an opinion:

Judge Smith ruled that the Da Vinci Code did not infringe on the copyright of the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and he issued his ruling with an interesting twist: He inserted his own code into it.

From the New York Times
Embedded in the first 13½ pages of the ruling is Justice Smith's very own secret code, one that when partly solved reveals its name: the Smithy Code.
The code is contained in italics in the text of the opinion, which can be read here.
No one has yet solved all of the Judge Smithy code.

[Update April 28, 2006] That was quick - the code has been solved. For the answer see the Wikipedia Article on the Smithy Code.

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