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04/04/2004 Archived Entry: "Who are Genodix?"
Posted by CKL @ 05:49 PM PST

So I finally checked my post office box for the first time in weeks, and found this postcard:

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Actually, I had received two copies of the same postcard. The first was postmarked March 13, 2004, the second March 31, both from San Francisco.

Here's the back of the card. It's clearly Game-related:

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And here it is with the sticker peeled back, revealing a secret message. This spot was covered by the stamp in the first postcard. The second card was mailed in an envelope, I suppose to better ensure delivery:

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There's more stuff at Is it just me, or does this theme remind you of FoBiK? Not that that's a bad thing...

Of course, Justice Unlimited, which we announced in early February, happens on July 31 and August 1, 2004. We had a similar, non-optimal situation in 2001, with the420game (April 20th) and HLOTF (May 5th). It's not the end of the world, and it is A Good Thing to have more Games, but they really should be spaced farther apart-- at least a couple of months, IMHO.

Anyway. I'm not sure why they sent the same notice twice. Maybe nobody had responded to the first postcard. I also wonder who's on this GC; the Genodix domain is registered privately, so I can't get any information that way.

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Still don't know who these guys are, but the mail headers (excerpted below) tell an interesting story. Note that email addresses have been munged to thwart spammer harvesters.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Genodix Job Fair
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 01:06:32 -0500
From: Genodix Public Relations [pr -AT- genodix -DOT- com]
Return-Path: [thegenomegame -AT- blaise -DOT- bybent -DOT- com]
X-Mailer: Genodix Corporate Mail Version 3.2

Thank you for your interest in the Genodix Job Fair! Details regarding application procedures will be released very soon.

The project Genodix will be undertaking is substantial in both size and scope, and will require many clever and innovative new employees. Your recognition of our flyer is commendable, given that so many other potential candidates have not yet responded to our mailings. Your attention to detail will be well noted when applications are reviewed.

As both Mr. Holman and Mr. Owens noted in their emails, we expect that sharp-eyed researchers such as yourselves might know persons with similar skills; therefore we would appreciate your help in publicizing the Genodix Job Fair in arenas where other smart, energetic, and dedicated persons such as yourself might take notice. You are welcome (and encouraged) to share a copy or a scan of the job fair announcement you were mailed with any and all interested parties.

Mr. Chen, you made particular mention of the addresses of our partners and the light pattern on the job fair announcement and asked if they might be of interest to the research community. After making inquiries among the public relations staff here at Genodix, I can confirm that at least one, and possibly both, of the aforementioned items bear further investigation.

We at Genodix hope that you will help us in bringing a healthier future to the entire world.



Oblio Wattles
Director, Public Relations
Genodix, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
pr -AT- genodix -DOT- com

Posted by CKL @ 04/05/2004 11:25 PM PST

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