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Re: OT: New low for Microsoft!



That's funny.  You should go ahead and write that software.  I'm sure that
would get people to switch to Linux.

Preston Crawford said:
> On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 05:32, duncan brown wrote:
>> Preston Crawford said:
>> > If I do, there's something fundamentally wrong with the software I'm
>> > running. Either that or the software better be balancing my checkbook,
>> > running my budget, setting up appointments for me, answering my voice
>> > mail and returning phone calls per my instructions and looking up all
>> > data I request via voice recognition. Oh, and it should carry on
>> > conversations with me if I'm bored. Meaning, this kind of power means
>> > the software better be doing a lot more than just bloating an already
>> > bloated OS and adding a few minor software enhancements. Otherwise, I
>> > don't see what Longhorn could do to justify these specs.
>>
>> uh, my friend had a compaq that did all of that... IN 1995.
>>
>> checkbook - check
>> budget - check
>> appointments - check (well, managing but not actively doing them, it did
>> have reminders)
>> voice mail - check
>> voice recognition - she actually did have dragon dictate, or something
>> similar
>
> I think you missed my point. What I'm saying is that with that kind of
> horsepower the machine better have some kind of Artificial Intelligence
> and be doing the above functions (which, yes, I can do also on my
> machine and have been able to do since the days of my 33mhz Macintosh,
> my first computer) without my intervention. Except by voice recognition
> in which case I'm not talking about Dragon Dictate but rather me telling
> the computer "yo, go balance my checkbook based on what I've bought
> recently with these receipts. Scan them, then balance the checkbook.
> Make me a pot of coffee too and I'll come back later and we'll chat
> about Survivor." That's what I'm talking about. That's what the machine
> better be doing with that kind of horsepower.
>
> Preston
>
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