Originally Posted by allblue
Ooh ooh I know this one! It's next to Noorway, just above Deenmark!
Originally Posted by solipsism
I'm pretty sure it's right next to Norwegia.
News Flash: Maybe AI got it right the first time, namely that Steve Jobs indeed "fired off a tersely worded email reply to a user in Sweeden..."
Jezper Söderlund could very well be 1 of the 171 proud residents of Sweeden, Kentucky, who just so happens to blog on a Swedish website....... and who is laughing his ass off while we play Marco - Polo locating his country... Oops, that should read: county. See? It's an easy oversight. And, let's face it, it's certainly an excusable mistake for the overworked and underpaid News Editor in the AI Situation Room.
Hey, don't laugh. I paid-off Security for a peek at the nerve centre, or "Bletchley" as it's called in-house. The place is mayhem; complete chaos to me, a casual observer. Fresh ticker tape freewheels off the Apple News Wire, zings into space and lands atop mountains of yesterday's tape that dutifully delivered its news cycle's blockbuster news. Phones ring off the hook; reporters at every station; news-jockeys sprint from blackboard to blackboard, chalking-up every anonymous but on the record tip, every painstakingly decoded snippet of Steve Jobs' morning tea leaves; the daily Foxconn briefings from the embedded gardening staff -- all used to braid together for us a full picture of half of the story. And, lest I forget, they record every wink and twitch from every market analyst (familiar with the matter), prepared to pronounce after enormous research and group thinking, every hard, cold, speculative fact. It truly is a veritable orchestra of Swiss precision -- all conducted by the Barron himself, Maestro Kasper.
An Automated Slave? Well, sadly so. He's a slave to the highest of arts, the Art of Irrefutable Rumour. Indeed, he wears the burden of irrepressible talent, something he'll carry to his grave, but when someone is a Mozart in a world of Salieris, the Art, well, it becomes more important than the artist.
And oh, how sweet is his art...