Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our President

- What do you think of our shadow president?
- You mean that if all his decisions were coming out of a closed and locked room it would be impossible to decide whether they were coming from a computer or human being?
- You should be a writer.
- A computer can apply one rule or another, balance one rule's application against another. A human being is required to tell the computer for what purpose it is doing this. If a politician does it to quiet the chorus of complaints, that is just another rule. Someone, not a computer, has to decide if that is the right principle, or another is. Most people don't have the slightest idea how to answer that question, but most people can see that it has to be answered and our president is not answering it.