17th Oct 2015 : Robot Sledging
Robot Sledging
October 17th, 2015

Robot Sledging

There must be another word for it but I can’t think of the right one. Sort of friendly banter before a sports match. Put-downs. Denigrating your opponent. Not riding down a snowy slope on a tin tray.

I’m sure you will have got the real underlying joke, but maybe it is not obvious. BBC BASIC was the first computer language I ever learned. Despite it’s name, it was hardly simple. It was capable of extraordinary feats in just a few words. But the implication is clear nevertheless. The idea was that anyone could learn it – even 14 year old spotty school kids. (Nowadays though we know that 14 year-olds are actually more computer literate than people twice or three times their age).

Anyway, I’m starting to really dislike the Google-bot. Can we redeem him?

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  1. avatar Munzly

    Wow, an antiquarian joke, by gum! You’re not planning to go through the whole spectrum, I hope…….

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