Don't know if any of you have realized this, but in Infected there is a phone number (206-222-2898) and a website name (tomorrowresearch.com). If you call the number, a voice greets you and tells you not to tell anyone of your condition, or where you are. It switches to another voice, saying "We can send you a fax now. Or, leave a voice message..." etc. etc. etc. When you are finished recording your message, it says, among other things, "Press 4 to input your K7 security code."
So I googled "K7 Security Code." I got some bogus thing about a company that connects your phone, fax, email, and whatever. I filled out the form in a rush, including my new K7 security code. They emailed me. The message was this:
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address as attachments for you to access along with
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As you may have noticed, the number it gives has an identical area code to the one in the book.
I called it.
It skipped straight to the second voice, not playing the first one telling us not to tell anyone of our condition. Some other crap happened.
I haven't tried the other URLs, but I will now...
Everyone, do the same. Get a K7 security code and enter it... let's finish this easter-egg hunt.
EDIT: I tried inputting my new K7 code in the first number, the one in the book. However, the voice said it was invalid. I made another via an alternate email account and entered that code--nothing.
Is there a four-digit code in the book I may be missing?
UPDATE: A fax was sent to my email address, because that's supposedly what K7 does. I can't post a link because you would need to go through my email, but it was a camp application form for one "Menachem Mendel Ezagul." There were several phone numbers on the sheet. I called them all. There was a four-digit number--1317--along with some illegible writing. What the bajeezus?
UPDATE: I've looked up the name of the camp--Yeshivas Kayitz--on Google. I found several divisions of a Jewish camp of the same name.
Is this real? Why was this form sent to me? Is K7 real or is it's sole purpose for the book? If it is real, WHY would I get the form of a random camper? I'm confused.
UPDATE: I googled Menachem Mendel Ezagul... this is the only page I got. http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2007/04/the_messiah_mak.html