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Of Robots and Men

The title is, of course, not intended to be sexist, but instead modeled loosely after the John Steinbeck novella Of Mice and Men.  There may in fact be some parallels between that story, which many of us read in public school, and the question of whether robots are becoming more human-like.  535 more words

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Metropolis

Last night’s Metropolis discussion was so Babylonian-modern that I forgot which century we were in! Turnout was almost entirely via call-ins and I was delighted. Sadie put it best when she said, “It’s like we’re in the future.” That comment brought up some good jests, and hearkened back to the recent Internet anecdote about an AI’s posted video… 1,524 more words

Science Fiction

Metropolis Screenshot Slideshow (Furioso)

Hello and welcome to the finale of the Metropolis screenshot slideshow! This is a complete slideshow of the restored version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927), including all of the text placards. 131 more words

Authors And Writing

Metropolis Screenshot Slideshow (Prelude & Intermezzo)

Hello readers! For those of you who may not have time to watch Metropolis (a beautiful restored version is currently streaming on Netflix), I have taken the Executive Nerd initiative and created a learning aid for you. 231 more words

Science Fiction

I Think the Written Word Can Take Care of Itself

Facebook thinks that the written word is dead, to be replaced in its entirety by videos.  It claims that videos convey more information.

Well, maybe. 292 more words

Technology And Culture

My Response to Dell Customer Support

This gives me no pleasure, but I simply don’t know what happened to this company over the last couple of years.

Ms Athaluri – Thank you for your email.  194 more words

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Dell is Terrible in All Parts of its PC Business

Let me begin by saying that I have bought Dells for 25 years, both for personal and business use. Regrettably, this is the last one.  I met Michael Dell once, now about 25 years ago, in Boston.  300 more words

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