10 February, 2009


Algorithmic serendipity

Watching Sky News with subtitles, as one is perforce required to do in the Temples of St Tim, is always an adventure. The news item was about Obama out on the stump drumming up popular support for his economic bail-out package and a question was raised about proposals to limit the pay of bailed-out bankers. It took me a while to infer the original question, which I believe to have been
Should there be a mandatory cap?
The assiduous but unconscious speech recognition software interpreted this inventively as
Should there be Amanda toy cat?
I think of Amanda as being a new nekomimi character, and I have no doubt that graphic studios across Japan are striving industriously towards her visual realization.

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