Subject: Re: arch advocates
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:30:50 -0700 (PDT)

I do not mean that users can be understood by an AI program.  I mean
that the policy described by Michael is dangerously simple minded.


   Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 23:20:21 +0100
   From: Ben Laurie <>
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   Tom Lord wrote:
   >    > But as I've said (too) many times, our my personal policy (and to a
   >    > large extent our product policy) is to ignore what authors tell us about
   >    > their software and listen only to what users say.  
   > We could do your job with an eliza program, then.  Turn over your
   > salary to some AI grad students, please.

   You mean that, unlike authors, users can be understood by machines. It 
   must be great to be an author.




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