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psychoceramics: Archimedes Plutonium and The City of Gold
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- Subject: psychoceramics: Archimedes Plutonium and The City of Gold
- From: Bruce Ediger <bediger @ csn.net>
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 18:51:52 -0600 (MDT)
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Baby Lago <Tyson.L.J--@w--.edu> writes:
> I am new to this list. My main intent in joining is to gather information
> about that fascinating luminary Archimedes Plutonium.
At least Archie is a real person, unlike some mid-eastern Net.legends.
Archimedes Plutonium used to call himself "Ludwig Plutonium". He's had
letters to the editors of Scientific American magazine printed under
that moniker. I believe the letters turned up in the April [Fool]
issues of the late 80s, early 90s.
Based on this, it's my presumption that he's a crank of long standing.
I don't think Donna Kossy mentions him, though.
Like all Good Net.Kooks, A.P. has attracted an anti-kook who periodically
posts weird messages that sarcastically praise A.P. to the heaven's for
proving Fermat's Last Theorem or something.