Friday, October 10, 2008

About this blog

ReCaptcha is a software program designed to help keep spammers off the Internet. It can be used in many different ways on blogs or Web sites. It provides two words which are somewhat distorted, that the individual must type correctly in order to make a comment on a blog, log into a page, or do certain other functions on a Web site.

The I Ching is an ancient Chinese text that was originally used to try to find order in the chaos of the natural world. In certain circles, it is thought to be a divination tool, much like runes or tarot cards.

Sometimes, ReCaptcha phrases, which are supposedly random, seem to have meaning above and beyond being two simple words chosen at random and strung together. Much like the order out of chaos found in the I Ching.

Thus the ReCaptcha I Ching was born.

I will be posting my own reCaptcha worth noting, but I also encourage others to submit their reCaptcha, with or without analysis.

3 comments:

P.Artist said...

Hi. Bike Worryford following from Geologic! Looking forward to seeing some I Ching action! All the best.

P.Artist said...

Oh yes, and the latest one I got was weird...'34,000,000 wrong'. I postulated on a possible meaning on Geo's blog. (Tee Hee!)
I really wonder if it is a digital random word/phrase generator, or just some little guy at ReCaptcha Inc. having the greatest laugh!

Podblack said...

Ha! What a cool idea! :)