7th February 2001

Caterina linked to this site awhile ago, and I’m addicted. The objective is to tell a computer very basic things (Fire can burn you. Trees have leaves.), as though you’re teaching a young child. My mission is to give the machine some poetry. Want to help? I’m going through books and simplifying statements by my favorite authors. For example:

  • People look mostly the same as they did 100 years ago.
  • Love can be so strong that it resembles appetite.
  • A violin can sound as though it is singing because it aches.
  • When you are unhappy, the night seems longer.

4:42 p.m.

Sweet ‘N’ Low makes everything taste like cancer.

11:46 a.m.

Hat-Baby is my new favorite term of endearment. I don’t even know what this is, but it’s such a happy little link. A commercial? Some kind of odd joke? Watch the first thirty seconds, it gets redundant after that. Here’s a partial translation of what they’re singing.

8:33 a.m.