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August 22nd, 2013 Posted 8:52 am

“Why not?” says Spence.

“Why not?” Admin says. “How about on account of this new computer set-up I’m installing? Have you seen these stupid diagrams, obviously designed to be understood by travelers from another galaxy? After that, if there is an after that, we’re hitting the road.”

“Sorry I asked.”

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Watson

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February 17th, 2011 Posted 8:54 am

“Say something that won’t make me feel so gloomy about this,” says Admin.

“Well,” says Spence, “Watson can’t fall in love.”

“Or out.”

“No, or out. Also he can’t have one too many.”

“There’ll be an add-on for that. And maybe they’ll design a program that replicates falling in love so closely that you won’t be able to tell the difference. That’s what they’ve done now – they’ve elevated computing power to a level where it looks just like thinking and soon it will be better than thinking.”

Those guys! What are they worried about? Nothing can top Bernie’s thinking. Take his thinking in The Dog Who Knew Too Much: some of his very best. And did we need it or what?

Welcome to Nick the therapy dog.

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