Re: PC vs. Mac stupidities

Chris Hind (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:39:43 -0800

>>Buy a PC! :) Windows95 has far more builtin intelligence than the mac has
>>ever had.
>I elided the PC equivalent for space reasons: "The document could not be
>printed because of a problem with the printer setup." Notice the two are
>equivalent in stupidity, but the Mac version is more graphical. Actually
>the fascination of watching the Mac tell me I should type *there* where
>there was no entry blank, kinda made up for the stupidity, while the
>PC error just made me mad. I think the PC is more sly because it still
>leaves the impression that *I* am missing something.

>Anyway part of my point was that more bad intelligence is worse, not better.
>Word 6 has more bad intelligence than Word 5, to compare, well I guess

How do you determine 'bad' intelligence? Also have you noticed how
Billionaire Bill has been drawing AI technologies slowly into his products?
With IE 4.0 you will be able to create a profile of yourself much like
Firefly and use collective intelligence to 'learn' what you like and enjoy.
The more unique an individual you are, the less accurate the profile will
be. But this also brings out new privacy matters where someone can create a
perfect and current psychological profile on you to predict your actions.
If it came down to an option of makeing my psychological profile public or
handing it over to the gov't, I'd go with the first option.

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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