It has come to my attention that certain individuals are taunting their compatriots with something supposedly called "Spang".
There is no such thing. It's all an elaborate hoax designed to annoy others. Ignore these people.
At the risk of disappointing some folks, I want to be very clear...this is a joke. Anyone inclined to take this seriously should think twice. Anyone who knows the various folks who've posted about this should know better than to take them too seriously, particularly given one of the hoaxer's predilection for practical jokes (including the one that featured sending a glass of warm milk to my hotel room at 4:00am during one memorable conference).
What's more, anyone who knows my role should know that I cannot, and would not, comment on the existence of any real non-public project, particularly one that doesn't belong to me. In short, there's no secret project called spang, period. It's just the figment of the imagination of some geeks who really ought to be paying more attention to the meeting they're actually in.