A Good Week for Computer Gaffes

From MIllenials to Snake People to Alexa’s creepy unsolicited laughter, this has been a good week for taking a look at how computers are just machines and it is our attention as people that makes them good tools or sloppy tools.

Shared this with my familty group this week:

Still loving the NYTimes editor’s use of my favorite extension, MIllenials to Snake People:

We asked Eric Bailey, the creator of “Snake People to Snake People,” if he had anything to say about his work making it into the Grey Lady. “Computers were a mistake,” he replied.

from https://gizmodo.com/new-york-times-issues-correction-after-editor-fails-to-1823587138

 
And then this story about the wicked Alexa and Echo speakers. 
 
 
Now here, where a guy made the API for Alexa speak thru his Billy Bass wall mounted animatronic fish, one can appreciate technology as a true time suck for a good laugh
 

https://goo.gl/polvx0

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.