The Hague, Netherlands - Undertakers are puzzled and irritated by
a coffin that refuses to stay underground. After numerous attempts
to inter the body, cemetery staff is at a loss.
Verdomde Klootzak, the Dutch html developer credited with scripting
the earliest pop-up window codes, was found violently murdered in
his home weeks ago. Authorities have no solid leads in the strange
case, and this latest enigma has served only to hamper their investigation.
Grounds manager Vlad Diggoort expressed his frustration. "We close
the box and we think we're rid of him, then he pops up somewhere
else. We bury the bastard over here, but then he reappears over there.
It's driving us all crazy."
Tim Berners-Lee, Klootzak's former co-worker at C.E.R.N. on the
French-Swiss border west of Geneva, has no explanation for the mystery.
"Frankly, I'm bewildered," he confesses. "I'm sure they'll be able
to dispose of the casket eventually. But I wouldn't be surprised
if his murderer is never identified. There are just too many people
in the world who wanted him to disappear."
This story originally appeared in The
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