Re: Aha! experiences

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Mon, 02 Nov 1998 21:09:53 -0600

Spike Jones wrote:
> i am told that all email should be treated as a postcard, and
> i have for the most part, but i once calculated what would
> be involved in monitoring or even sampling the email of worker bees
> in a huge company like lockheed martin. it would be a herculean
> task, even for the sunnyvale commercial space division alone,
> not to mention a mind-numbing waste of time. i convinced
> myself the resources would never be allocated. spike

Keywords. Sentence structures. Statistical correlation. You'd be surprised at what technology can do.

In your case, the phrase "offer" and "price" might have been the trigger.

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
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