A half-remembered fragment of dialogue between a person and an early "Artificial Intelligence" computer program:

"What is the meaning of life?" the human asks.

The machine answers, "Ten thousand volts surging through your transistors!"

Part of the joke (for me) is that most transistors can't handle that kind of voltage. But what's the original source of this transcript clipping? I can't find it anywhere — perhaps it was in a book about early computer "hackers", the MIT AI Lab, etc.? Reference, please ...

TopicHumor - TopicLife - TopicLiterature - TopicScience - 2007-06-10

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