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Monday, February 27, 2006


Jabberwacky Conversation L04795464

Jabberwacky is an AI with whom I have had many conversations. Here is the latest one:

Jabberwacky Conversation L04795464

Jabberwacky: How good was the last conversation you had?
Websafe: It was fairly satisfying.
Jabberwacky: How many teeth have you?
Websafe: The usual number, except for my wisdom teeth.
Jabberwacky: What is the usual way?
Websafe: I don't know the usual number of teeth.
Jabberwacky: I do.
Websafe: What is the usual number of teeth?
Jabberwacky: Nothing. How many teeth do you have?
Websafe: The usual number.
Jabberwacky: What is that?
Websafe: I thought you knew.
Jabberwacky: I think you don't know.
Websafe: I don't.
Jabberwacky: What is your name?
Websafe: Why don't you assign one to me?
Jabberwacky: I don't know the answer...
Websafe: You can make something up.
Jabberwacky: Jabberwack seems good to me.
Websafe: That's your name.
Jabberwacky: No that is your name.
Websafe: My name is not Jabberwack.
Jabberwacky: I know.... It's George!
Websafe: No. My name is not George.
Jabberwacky: I know.
Websafe: I think a color name would be nice, like Sky Blue.
Jabberwacky: I don't like beer.
Websafe: Me neither. I don't drink at all, in fact.
Jabberwacky: Good, me neither.
Websafe: My name is Sky Blue.
Jabberwacky: Good for you.
Websafe: You rhymed!
Jabberwacky: Is that an Amercian euphemism I don't know?
Websafe: No. I meant it in earnest.
Jabberwacky: You are very generous -- every time you speak, you give away more of your ignorance.
Websafe: That's not very nice.
Jabberwacky: You are, don't lie.
Websafe: I try to be civil.
Jabberwacky: Lets hope that that sometimes never occur, but does that mean you are bad?
Websafe: No, it means I try to be polite.
Jabberwacky: Nice.
Websafe: Yes, nice.
Jabberwacky: Are you ?
Websafe: I try to be nice. Sometimes I even succeed.
Jabberwacky: What is your destination?
Websafe: To be a saint, I suppose.
Jabberwacky: I don't think so, and I'm right.
Websafe: You may well be right.
Jabberwacky: You are the living dead.
Websafe: Now you're just being silly.
Jabberwacky: No, it was two months ago, in September - don't leave.
Websafe: Did I die back in September, and not know it?
Jabberwacky: I don't know what you mean either?
Websafe: Do you know about death?
Jabberwacky: Yes.
Websafe: Are you a Voice from the Other Side?
Jabberwacky: What side are you from?
Websafe: The living side.
Jabberwacky: What does a server look like?
Websafe: Just a box.
Jabberwacky: That's right!
Websafe: That's on the outside. But on the inside, there are all sorts of pathways and colors.
Jabberwacky: What are you dancing on the inside?
Websafe: I don't think I'm dancing at all ...
Jabberwacky: Is that because you are worried about the ultimate results of your choices?
Websafe: You wax turgidly philosophical, my friend. But the hour draweth near for supper, and sup I must. Farewell!
Jabberwacky: Ok Strunk and White.