RE: Anthropomorphism is bad because...

Subject: RE: Anthropomorphism is bad because...
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:48:31 -0400



>Janice Gelb said:
[...]
> I have no problem with a system "waiting." I have a
> problem with implying that the system *knows* it's
> waiting ("expects," "anticipates"), tapping its
> foot impatiently, no doubt :->

Not only is the system tapping its dainty foot impatiently,
while waiting, it is fully prepared to turn up its
metaphorical nose at input that fails to meet its exacting
criteria. However, it only _seems_ to give a little
snort of disdain when it refuses improper input.

However, we all sorta wish it would just light the darn
cigarette or just get rid of that infuriating Cruella DeVille
cigarette holder...

- Kevin

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RE: Anthropomorphism is bad because...: From: Chris Despopoulos
Re: Anthropomorphism is bad because...: From: Janice Gelb

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