February 2000
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the science of how to get machines to do the things they do in the movies

-- Astro Teller

Artificial stupidity (AS) may be defined as the attempt by computer scientists to create computer programs capable of causing problems of a type normally associated with human thought.

-- Wallace Marshall

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

--from The Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand

-- sticker from Unamerican.com and my desktop logo

"if we close our eyes and say it's a dream...
it'll stab us to death!"

-- Xander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

...never send a rose, unless it's dyed black as a warning.
and if one is sent to you, destroy it, along with the sender.
emotionally of course.

- Rose McGowan as Courtney in Jawbreaker

"... no matter how we defend ourselves against the outside we're always licked by something from the inside. There's no defense against betrayal, and we all betray ourselves."

-- from Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination" (read it.)

...at least i'm not thinking in circles anymore. it's more like thinking in a bowl now. the same thoughts have been mixed around for so long that they are all running together. becoming senseless chants or mantras. and every once in a while a new thought gets tossed in to be homogenized along with the rest. like my head is one big evil cake batter.

- kbk, on thinking too much.