Monday, January 08, 2007

The Tuscan Milk Phenomenon

The latest version of a stigmergic structure online-- that is, a "pile" that grows when people add to it by simply reacting to the "pile" itself, and not other people, like ants or termites-- is to be found on Amazon.

Amazon sells gallons of milk (yep, that's right, good ol' gallons of cold milk), and people thought it humorous enough to start writing rave reviews of the product. Reviews have now grown into a "pile" of humor that will keep you laughing for hours. There are even epic poems dedicated to the creamy, white nectar of the gods.

Be sure to check out the user photographs as well.


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