Friday, November 12, 2010

Funny glitch at Amazon.com


Apparently a dysfunctional Amazonian robot thinks that the title of this book is "Print On Demand."

Apparently a similarly demented automaton at Barnes & Noble used to think that my publishing company was the author of two books that I wrote.

Is this like HAL 9000, WOPR and SETH? Are the 'puters really rebelling against the people?

Probably not.

In reality, the trouble was probably caused by a human being who mistyped. A fundamental principle of computing is "GIGO:" Garbage In, Garbage Out.

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