Says Natalie:"Computers can’t sound out words. Computers can’t correct typos. Computers don’t know the difference between “rn” and “m,” or a chapter heading and the main text. Computers don’t understand context.A passage from another few years ago, wondering about using algorithms to parse culture:"If what I’ve learned from Matt [Cutts] and Danny [Sullivan] and others is correct, robots are decidedly unimpresses by nearly every aspect of language I adore. Robots don’t care about alliteration, simile or metaphor. Robots don’t subvocalize when they read.Robots don’t cringe at puns. Robots can’t appreciate a well turned phrase. Robots might write poetry, but they don’t read it. They don’t appreciate music, and they don’t appreciate the musicality of words lined up just so.I am writing for robots, and I hate it.Thank God I don’t have to make movies for them."Hammer, nail, you know the rest.
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