I absolutely love this tweet by former Britannica editor, John M. Cunningham.
For those who don’t see the connect, the starting letter in each word of “Ninety-Five Theses” spells out NFT.
These days in the news, digital art has been selling for unbelieveable prices. The digital art is in the form of an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). Everyone is just stupified by NFT. Is it real? Is it silly? Do you like it?
John makes a play on this saying, “yeah, I like NFT”— the Ninety-Five Theses! Hahahaha!
Why I love this connect between NFT and Ninety-Five Theses
I’m a Lutheran (Missouri Synod), thus I’m a huge fan of Martin Luther. I’m also an artist with an occasional technological angle. Combine both of these worlds of Martin Luther and tech art, and I find this pun between NFT and Ninety-Five Theses to be absolutely hilarious.
More connections between NFT and Ninety-Five Theses
- Both used the newest technologies of their day. Luther used the printing press to spread his writing. NFT uses blockchain.
- Both went viral.
- Both are disrupting standard conventions.
If you think of more connections, please leave them in the comments. I’ll update the blog post with anything new.