Comment in the New York Times

Today, for the first time ever, I posted an on-line comment on an article in the New York Times. The article was a long-delayed and somewhat apologetic obituary of Alan Turing, one of my great heroes.

I was worried that the Times would not publish my comment, because maybe they wouldn’t understand it. Based on the obituary (which seemed way too inspired by the recent Benedict Cumberbatch pseudo-biopic), I don’t think the writer really understood just how important and fundamental was Alan Turing’s contribution to the computationally altered world that we live in today.

But I just now checked, and they did indeed publish my comment. Maybe they even understood it, although that is a very hopeful thought.

What I wrote was:

“The NY Times has finally passed the Turing Test.”

2 Responses to “Comment in the New York Times”

  1. Does that mean that they are bots that have convinced you they are people?
    Interesting that this may be true of some of the “news” we are receiving.

  2. admin says:

    Unless I’m a bot who has convinced you that they are bots that have convinced me they are people.

    Or if you are a bot who has some resistance to being convinced.

    Which I think would make you a rho-bot. 😉

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