Monday, February 02, 2009

"The Geek Atlas" gets a cover

And here it is:

Can you name all the people and objects on it? A free copy of the book to the first person who correctly identifies them all and posts them as a comment here.

Bonus points if you can figure out which place is associated with each person or object.

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Blogger Wojtek Swiatek said...

It's too difficult :)

The sure ones are:
- Marie Curie (bottom right). Place can be Warsaw, Poland or Paris, France.
- the "Enigma" logo comes form the cypher device used by Germans and cracked by a team of Polish mathematicians in London

The ones which may be correct:
- the car is a Ford-T? In that case the place would be Detroit, US
- The plane looks too modern for a da Vinci mocel (which would themn place it in Venice, Italy). I would rather think that this is Wright brother's plane (the place should then be Fort Myer, Virginia, US)
- the glassy thingie above the Enigma logo could be an artificial heart (wildly guessing)

No idea about the rest, though both gentelmen seem familiar and I have seen the pictures before.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Wojtek Swiatek said...

I was too quick about the location for Enigma: it's NE of London, in Bletchley

11:32 PM  

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