FUN: Re: Let the hype begin

From: Sabine Atkins (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 11:26:51 MST

This reminds me on an old movie with Doris Day and Rock Hudson. They were with
competing advertising companies. One of the companies came up - obviously under
pressure - with a whole bunch of glitzy TV ads for ... IT. After some time, of course, the
people wanted to buy IT. One sentence I remember from this movie is: "We created a
market for something that doesn't even exist!"

The company ended up with getting a scientist to invent something for them:
Cookies which looked like cookies, tasted like cookies - but had the effect of booze in
everybody's bloodstream.

Sabine Atkins
Singularity Institute for 
Artificial Intelligence

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