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Ugh, stop twitching
how not to robot
minutiae Posted 2009-10-28 16:01:47 by Jim Crawford
<Elena> "he came russian into the riting office"
<Me> that's actually hilarious
<Elena> that is not the sort of error a robot would make D:
<Elena> it's like asimov thought the robot was like, spell-checking a dictated story without applying any linguistic knowledge to it
<Elena> except that he also uses incorrect spellings like "herd with his good hering"
<Me> "russian" is brilliant
<Me> "i've got to misspell this word, but i just can't see *how*"
<Elena> i like "he came russian" as a poetic phrase, like "vladislav came, russian, into the office"
<Jim> hahaha that's awesome
<Elena> but man, asimov
<Elena> you just don't understand robots at all
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