Screwups, Awareness and Artificial Awareness

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"We got heads on sticks. You got ventriloquists."
Radiohead / Kid A

Posted on January 20, 2007 7:02 PM in Elsewhere
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I came across some posts on Slashdot last week that caught my eye. Here's a quick rundown:

Did IE7 really break form input buttons of the image variety? If so, that's quite the flub.

I remember hearing about location-aware devices such as laptops and cameras over a year ago. Vicinity-based alerts and information are right up the alley of what I was talking about in The Future of History.

I'm looking forward to the day we put Captchas behind us. The idea of using Wikipedia as a source of corpora for semantic understanding is a promising step in the right direction.

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