Notional Book Cover – Makitcha Precinct

A few days ago, while signing into some security-conscious website, I was presented with one of the most awesome CAPTCHAs ever.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, let Wikipedia explain it:

A CAPTCHA (an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”), a trademark of Carnegie Mellon University, is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.

They’re those graphics with the squiggly writing you have to figure out to log in.

Well, this time, the CAPTCHA I got was “MAKITCHA PRECINCT,” which I thought would make a great title for a novel. To prove the concept, I quickly threw together a couple of book cover ideas, one for a sci-fi interpretation of Makitcha Precinct and one for a thriller.

And yes, the promo quote is supposed to be funny. Meh, I try.


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  1. The first one is good.

    CAPTCHAs are great – and hilarious – I love them. If one runs out of random number or name generators, ever.. one could use CAPTCHAs.

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