"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." J. Danforth Quayle

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Human Than Human

Above is Google's entry into the tablet computer market now dominated be Apple and their iPad. Since computers, especially tablets,  appeal to the inner geekI cannot believe that the name wasn't a conscious decision on the part of Google's marketing department to make reference to Blade Runner. Roy Batty and his fellow escaped Replicants were Tyrell Corporation Nexus 6 models. The tablets, after all, run Google's Android operating system.

But where the iPad hearkens to the bright future of Star Trek's PADD, this concept scares me. Just have to watch the DVD a few more times.

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