Re: all i learned about internal censors...

KPJ (kpj@sics.se)
Mon, 06 Sep 1999 16:14:30 +0200

It appears as if Spike Jones wrote:
|
|Remember the first time you ran Eliza, or similar software psychiatrist?

Yes.

|Did you not soon find yourself telling the computer things you could never
|even tell a human psychiatrist?

No, I did not.

+                                 The real doctor has her medical license at

|stake
|should she ever betray your trust, plus medical malpractice suits, etc, yet
|here you go typing material into a computer that is probably stored
+ permanently
|in the machine, under *your* password, that you *cannot* erase, that can be
|used in god knows how many ways, yet *your internal censorship* routine
|seems to have been turned off. Can anyone explain this?

I believe ``computer na´ve'' users expect computers to have integrity.

One should think about computers as severely tortured humans who will _everything_ to their masters.



"Computers know too much."

(Blank Reg in ``Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future'')