Daily Archives: July 16, 2004

Wedding update

This just in: The groom now husband, has lost his wallet.

They have managed to get everything cancelled, except for the one item that they called me for.

I have now called his mother, and informed her of the lost home depot gift card, in the hopes that they can get it reissued.

There were even more little tidbits I just found out from the mother. The first place they were going to stay cancelled on them. The second place was rendered uninhabitable by a fire. The third went bankrupt.

Inconceivable. And then, to add insult to injury, just as she was about to leave the carnival, her flight home got canceled.

Two words: Disaster. Prone.


Okay, with all of this I, Robot business up in the air, I want to clear up one thing:

“Cyborgs” are not “robots.”

One quick hop to dictionary.com and you get these two definitions.

A cyborg is defined as “A human who has certain physiological processes aided or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices.”

Thus, a person with a prosthesis, or a person who uses a wheelchair, is a cyborg. They are human beings that use mechanical devices in lieu of their missing or non functioning limbs.

A robot is defined as “A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.”

Thus, roomba is a robot, albeit not one that resembles a human. The animatronic “actors” in many of Disney’s theme park attractions are robots.

Interns. . . eh.

I’ve read a review of this movie that used the terms interchangeably, when clearly, clearly, they are robots. Not human bodies encased in steel.

Robots. From the Czech “robota,” which means slave labor. Mechanical devices with no humans in them.

Okay, I’m done.

Just as important as say, global hunger

In this day and age of modern technology, it’s nice to see that someone’s finally figured out a solution to the whole, “Segway in the rain problem.”