The Next Step in Evolution:
Digit Man' Leads the Way to the Future
at the Bill Gates Medical Center in Seattle were astonished to discover
that a patient, who was recently admitted with severe wrist pains, had
six functional fingers in his left hand (see X-Ray image below).
The patient, now dubbed "Homo Digitus", is believed to form
the next step in human evolution. "For the last two decades we
have been waiting to see how the human race would adapt to working with
computers, and finally we were handed the answer" says Genetics
Expert, Dr. Harry Ditty.
According to Ditty Harry, Hox genes controlling the development of body
parts have so far prevented the formation a sixth independent digit.
However, it seems that the frequent need to use the key combination
<Ctrl> <Alt> <Delete> has finally triggered the
previously unknown "Keystrokes genes" to prevail.
experts noted that the new finger configuration significantly enhances
the versatility of the human hand. "In addition to the existing
'precision grip', used when holding a pencil, and 'power grip', used
when holding a hammer, subjects of the mutation will be able to apply
the new <Ctrl> <Alt> <Delete> 'anguish grip', which is
extremely handy when using the Microsoft Windows operating system"
says Han D. Man, chief handyman at the Hand Institute of Handuras.
patient himself, whose name remains undisclosed, was quoted as saying:
"I never imagined the incredible impact I was going to have on
civilization. All I wanted to do was to give my computer the