lets nerd.
bots, bots, bots, turing, bots, amazon, bots, fools, and us.
a quick read over at this dudes blog, Carlos Bueno.
how bots seized control of my pricing strategy. 
 

There  are whole species of other bots that infest the Amazon Marketplace,  pretending to have used copies of books, fighting epic price wars no one  ever sees. So with “Turing Test” we have a delightful futuristic  absurdity: a computer program, pretending to be human, hawking a book  about computers pretending to be human, while other computer programs  pretend to have used copies of it. A book that was never actually  written, much less printed and read.

lets nerd.

bots, bots, bots, turing, bots, amazon, bots, fools, and us.

a quick read over at this dudes blog, Carlos Bueno.

how bots seized control of my pricing strategy.

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    • There are whole species of other bots that infest the Amazon Marketplace, pretending to have used copies of books, fighting epic price wars no one ever sees. So with “Turing Test” we have a delightful futuristic absurdity: a computer program, pretending to be human, hawking a book about computers pretending to be human, while other computer programs pretend to have used copies of it. A book that was never actually written, much less printed and read.
some nerd ish

the first computer (MANIAC), Alan Turing, a bunch of sooper smatry pants’s, etc
Q&A: Hacker Historian George Dyson Sits Down With Wired’s Kevin Kelly

Wired: How did the MANIAC project get started?
Dyson: The von Neumann project was funded to do  H-bomb calculations. It was a deal with the devil: If they designed this  ultimate weapon, they could have this fantastic machine.
Wired: So the creation of digital life was rooted in death?

bop on over to Wired and check it out.

some nerd ish

the first computer (MANIAC), Alan Turing, a bunch of sooper smatry pants’s, etc

Q&A: Hacker Historian George Dyson Sits Down With Wired’s Kevin Kelly

  • Wired: How did the MANIAC project get started?

    Dyson: The von Neumann project was funded to do H-bomb calculations. It was a deal with the devil: If they designed this ultimate weapon, they could have this fantastic machine.

    Wired: So the creation of digital life was rooted in death?

bop on over to Wired and check it out.