Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard for May 27, 2024

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    cmxx  about 2 months ago

    Something mightier than the pen can still be nothing but drivel.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 2 months ago

    With rare exception, it seems that the less time it takes to write something down, the less meaningful the message is.

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    Alabama Al  about 2 months ago

    The saying should be, “The pen is – potentially – mightier than the sword.” Like the sword, the power of the pen depends on the skill and wisdom of whoever holds it.

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    Cactus-Pete  about 2 months ago

    He’s talking about an article. She’s talking about an essay.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The search chatbot interrupted my game of “What’s that earworm?” with a long list of songs with those words. It did not include my target, where I started with the first 4 words of the song.

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    gantech  about 2 months ago

    My wife (unfortunately now gone from this world) had advanced degrees in education. She told me about studies in which people wrote things out longhand, as opposed to typing them. Evidently, the two activities engage different areas of the brain, and the results of the studies showed that quicker learning and longer retention result from using a physical pen or pencil, rather than using a keyboard.

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    Of course kid. Them steenky bots going to takes over the world.

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    Slowly, he turned...  about 2 months ago

    Amen… just don’t think about it… just don’t think about it… just don’t think about it…

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    cdnalor  about 2 months ago

    But the sword gets right to the point.

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    blakerl  about 2 months ago

    Chat bots! Do change minds and shape social opinions. But only for the uneducated collage students. Yeah, very impressionable. When I start my religion, that’s where I’m gonna recruit.

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    P51Strega  about 2 months ago

    Interesting that “sword” and “words” are the same letters.

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    Barnabus Blackoak  about 2 months ago

    WELL WRITTEN words can change minds

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    kaystari Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I would say that the quote compares two values, so the ‘pen’ would include the pencil, crayon, marker, keyboard, AI…..

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    He said that the pen is mightier than the sword.

    Sadly, he died right after saying that.

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    luca.debus creator about 2 months ago

    That’s why they call them “keyboard WARRIORS”! Wait- no… that’s another thing..?

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    Mike Baldwin creator about 2 months ago

    Might B.

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    mistercatworks  about 2 months ago

    Even Google’s latest AI Search Overview is sometimes delivering gibberish with the “AI” stamp-of-approval on it. It is actually rather rare but enough to be really, really scary.

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 2 months ago

    Like the Dark Side, it is quicker, easier, and more seductive — not more powerful.

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    kaffekup   about 2 months ago

    It reminds me of the guy who was asked to give a lecture. He said, if you want a 15 minute lecture, I can do it next week. If you want a half hour, I can do it in three days. If you want a two hour lecture, I can start now.

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    Alchemist Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The exceptions are memorable..

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    cuzinron47  about 2 months ago

    I don’t know, the sword can change minds too, or else.

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    cmxx  about 2 months ago

    “He that complies against his will

    Is of his own opinion still.”

    —Samuel Butler (1612-1680), in Hudibras. Part iii. Canto iii. Line 547

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    AI is going to ruin human creativity

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    The contrarian says, Sticks & stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us

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    eb110americana  about 2 months ago

    I’m more worried about the phony political responses in the comments coming out of Russia and China, hoping to sow greater seeds of division among our nation. It’s a technological plague spreading lies like wildfire to the point that a good lot of people refuse to believe any facts which refute their political leanings.

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    eddi-TBH  about 2 months ago

    If anybody is making glue pizzas and actually eating them, the chatbots have finally won.

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    gantech  about 1 month ago

    In the musical 1776, John Adams had Martha Jefferson brought to Philly as an “incentive” to get her husband Tom to write the Declaration of Independence. When it became clear that Tom was more interested in “marital relations” than writing, Franklin said, “Maybe I should have written it. At my age, there can be no doubt that the pen is mightier than the sword.”

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