This is relevant to the thread, so bear with me.... Have any of you guys heard of the Clock of the Long Now? It is an incredibly ambitious project to build a mechanical clock that will keep time for 10,000 years. It will be the embodiment of deep time for people. It is being built now within a remote mountain in western Texas. For videos and details, see: http://longnow.org/clock/ So to the point... If we were ever to embark upon such a project in Australia, something designed for contemplation of the deepness of time and of humanity's brief, wonderful existence in time, then Old Ted should be the mascot, sitting and waiting through eternity as the clock ticks and time moves forward down the eons. Old Ted will always be there, watching and waiting. In ten thousand years, maybe some new race will visit the site and gaze upon Ted in wonder. Who was Ted they will ask? A god of those ancient people? And who was Chip, the guardian of Ted? They may never know the answer but still they will gain some measure of enlightenment from the experience, and by the very question their lives will be richer. Legends will be woven around Old Ted and Chip. Maybe even new holy books shall be written. Long after we are all gone and forgotten, when even the dust of our brief corporeal existence has been scattered beyond the four corners of the Earth, Old Ted will remain as the silent witness and last memory of humanity. Stay strong Old Ted. Your burden does not go unappreciated.