Wednesday, September 02, 2009
ET phone home
A month and a half ago I wrote a blog post about the growing number of Internet users in China. Now, every evening somebody comments on it in Chinese. Since I don't read Chinese, I can't figure out whether it is spam, or an attempt to start a conversation, or a real conversation between Chinese readers. Most likely, it's spam. But, who knows. Maybe it's a lonely AI computer stuck somewhere in the universe keeps searching human blogs for the code word "Beijing", hoping one day to find a perfect conversation partner. No such luck. And I think it's fair. We, humans should stay away from these conversations. Let spam computers talk to other computers. In private.