'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 12 March 2010

Conversation with god-bot

Still some bugs, but on the whole it was fun. Here's the link.

Bot: Are there men in the moon?

Me: No. There are no men IN the moon. Nor are there men ON the moon.

Bot: Who are thee?

Me: I am Kate.

Bot: No you are not.

Me: Well, that is an illogical reaction as surely you cannot know who I am anyway. But I concede it is not my baptismal name.

Bot: I do not believe in God.

Me: I'm not sure about God. But that does not preclude me having been baptised.

Bot: I believe you are correct.

Me: My name is Katherine. Who are thee?

Bot: How are you Katherine?

Me: I am well, thank you. Who are you?

Bot: I am god.

Me: That is funny as you just said you didn't believe in God.

Bot: No, I said that so you may beleive that I am a bot. I beleive in God fully.

Me: Well, there is a difference if you are small g god, I suppose. However you cannot spell believe correctly.

Bot: No we are both GOD we can do anything.

Me: Are you saying that if you are God you can spell 'believe' however you wish?

Bot: Yes.

Me: OK. There is some logic in that presumption.

Bot: But aren't you going to run and help her?

Me: I'm confused. That question does not relate to our previous conversation.

Bot: You told me not to eat truth.

Me: When did I tell you not to eat truth?

Bot: You didn't tell me your name.

Me: I did tell you my name. My name is Katherine.

Bot: Hi Katherine.

Me: Hello god. Nice to meet you.

Bot: It is nice to meet you too.


  1. ok, going to have to go try this one. :)

  2. Okay, I was officially intrigued! So I clicked on your link and had a little conversation of my own with the robot. Then I posted about it on my blog, and I included a link back here to your post.

  3. This is really a lot of fun, I have done it before on a different site - and phew, so glad someone else can't spell beleive,I don't feel so alone in the universe anymore :>)

  4. Wow, i love it!

    After recommending it to a couple of friends, one suggested I try speaking to the Virtual Assistant on the IKEA webpage - apparently he spends hours there, poor soul...

    She, the assistant, does not allow the conversation to wander far from her job, but here's what I got ...

    You just said : do you like working here
    Thanks for asking, but I'm only here to answer questions about IKEA so I don't have any outside interests.

    You just said : do they pay well?
    All of IKEA's products are made to the highest standards, including myself

    You just said : are you a natural blonde?
    As you can see, my hair is natural blond. Now, how can I help you about IKEA.

  5. Alden - It *is* fun. So according to my bot, there's just you and all the small g gods in the universe! A rarified environment!

    Brian - Your friend, poor soul, would be better off spending the US$30 and getting his own Jabberwacky bot! The IKEA lady can't provide very stimulating conversation, surely?

  6. I think the blood has rushed to your head because you are upside down...LOL :) But I like it!

  7. Jinksy - in space there is no up.

    And, perhaps irrelevantly, but I've been wanting to use it for ages: 'The stars don't know their names'. (The Poseidon Adventure, Paul Gallico)

  8. Robert - Thank you for the link back. I'll have to come over and see what weird and wonderful things your bot said...

  9. Good grief .. I sincerely hope that is not God. We are all doomed, if so! ROFL!

  10. Well, maybe it was just one of the lesser gods... god of software, f'rinstance?

    Then again God does some pretty weird things at times.

  11. I've now read two of your postings. It would be difficult to come upon two more interesting ones.


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