Who really knows?

I ran across this today and it caused me to wonder how I would know if I were or were not a robot. If you created me and programmed me to be a robot who thinks he is human, wouldn’t you have skipped the self-awareness subroutine that made me question whether I was human? I… Continue reading Who really knows?

If you know what this is, you are old. Part 2

This was a big thing back in 1981. Western MicroData Enterprises Ltd. wrote Norad for the Apple ][ and I spent a bit of time saving the US from Russian nuclear missiles coming over the pole. Plus ça change…

Stay the patient course.  Of little worth is your ire.  The network is down.

This is a rerun from a few years ago, but it (re)amused me, so I figured I’d share. I ran across an old list of computer error messages written as haiku.  (“Haiku”?  “Haikus”?  Whichever…)  They continue to amuse me.  The one I recalled was: A crash reduces your expensive computer to a simple stone. I went back to my hard… Continue reading Stay the patient course.  Of little worth is your ire.  The network is down.