At least it is a small step in the right direction and I am glad that it appears that (hopefully) the work will get looked at, over the next few weeks or maybe next few months.
Mr. Olson is the top guy, a former military code expert, who with the FBI has broken many major codes used by the Russian spys and organized crime groups. So certainly he has more than enough expertise to look at what Kite, myself and others have done here and pick up on it and put it all together. (Or discover any errors we made).http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/01/ff_hideandseek/
For those interested in codes, cryptography and code breaking, check out this article.
It is about a recent spy case involving codes.
One of the codes used by the spy was a Caesar Code.
The FBI agent who broke the codes was none other than Daniel Olson, the head of the FBI Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit.
I really hope Mr. Olson and the FBI take a serious look at our work, and keep an open mind to the unconventional aspects that Zodiac probably used in the codes.
Wouldn't that be tremendous to have an FBI annoucement in a few months that there has been a breakthrough on the codes and perhaps even the identity of the Zodiac? As I have detailed elsewhere, other investigators are seeking the DNA draw on Ted Kaczynski and looking at other evidence on the case.
But I do have this worry.
What if I am right and correct solution has some anagram aspects and other things that depart from traditional code principles? The FBI Code Unit mainly deals with codes from spy agencies, drug cartels and the mafia. Where the message and the method to encode and decode must be precise. And where general code principles are followed. What happens if we have a twisted genius using unconventional and unique code methods, and mixes them with anagram, puzzle and mathematical game aspects? Would the actual correct solution to these types of codes be unverifiable by an expert code unit using conventional analysis and computer methods?
Because one of the amazing things about the Zodiac codes is that they have been examined - at the time, at various times in the years since, and even today, right now - by police experts, the FBI Code Unit, the military, the NSA, and legions of citizen code hobbyists. Mostly using conventional analysis, tradional code and decode principles and often cumputers and super computers. And they have got exactly nowhere. That tells me that we are very likely not dealing with a tradional code, but based on the evidence and our work, instead one that takes traditional code elements but then mixes in a Caesar Code letter shift for a second stage, and also complicates it with some anagram, word puzzle and mathematical game aspects.