Dale Gribble's thoughts on Facebook


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/16/dale-gribble-on-facebook.html


#2

Damn right! Dale with it.


#3

Yeah man, tell ya what, man, that dang ol’ Facebook Twitter social media, man, it’s real easy, ya just go in on there and look at pics and thumbs-up, talk about status updates, mean you got the fake news from Russia and MAGA on there, man, just go Like-Like-Like-Like-Like, man.


#4

That’s a “real” conspiracy theory that’s been spinning and mutating since the 1970s.


#5

“Computers don’t make errors. What they do, they do on purpose.”

– Dale Gribble


#6

Computers do what they are told to do. Nothing more, nothing less.


#7

The question is who does the telling — that’s all.


#8

Mine doesn’t. I’ve tried swearing, I’ve tried yelling…


#9

Facebook? What’s that?


#10

Somebody hitting you in the Face with a Book.


#11

People who don’t really know what the stakeholders actually want the computers to do but have to guess based on vague descriptions. ‘Specifications’ scribbled on a wet paper napkin in lipstick or sharpie, etc.


#12

In a way, the Amelia Bedelia books are an introduction to how computers interpret instructions.


#13

D8dn’t the Rolling Stones make a song about it?


#14

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