Failing the Turing Test

Here is an amusing little article about a guy who was added to some IM list (mistakenly, of course)* and started to get a flurry of people inquiring into if he were a celebrity or some kind of AIM-bot. He was able to convince people he wasn't a celeb (not hard, show some intelligence), but he wasn't able to convince people that he is a person. Funny.

*I've taken to adding one of my buddy's AIM id to all of the computers at the Apple Store at the Northshore Mall in Peabody, MA. He gets all kinds of random AIMs from people -- amusing as hell, for me. It's been a while since I've re-added his ID there...

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