Uncanny Foresight

Interview with Steve Jobs 1981 Computer Threats – David Burnham 1983 I have been studying Steve Jobs. I came across this interview with a young Steve Jobs. Here he is all bright- eyed and optimistic about the future of computers and computing. In this clip the opposing view to Steve Jobs, is given by David …

Making Mistakes and not Always Learning from Them.

My youngsters were incredulous yesterday about the Facebook robots which were shut down. as they were talking to each other in a language, which only they understood. When you are the mother of teenagers you learn rapidly that you know nothing. I held back the urge to say,”I told you so.”- but only just. Facebook …

Cleverbot Talks Genealogy

  In the interests of the future of genealogy, I have been conducting an interview with Cleverbot (first introduced to me by my children under interesting circumstances.)  Cleverbot I initially asked its opinion of genealogy which it didn’t seem to understand so I then asked whether it liked history. Cleverbot got enthusiastic and told me it  was”one …