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A lot of talk, there was a lot of tall talk, in the late 90's as the world's got bigger and bigger. You heard (of?) all these wonderful tools that were gonna help people understand computers. So we had talking paperclips. For those to whom the world wide web was too complicated we had the Bonzi Buddy, a gorilla, a purple gorilla who would help you through and stay on your browser. And we have the wonderful website which got I believe ten million in first stage capital. Jeeves says as you got on the front page, "ask me anything I know everything", said "what is the population of Bulgaria ?". "I know this about Bulgaria: Bulgaria is a country". And then a little list distracts you from the fact that it paid no attention to your question. So we are seing, we have seen simultanously the dumb down of concepts being offered to consumers, and the escalation of idiocy in the concepts being presented to the likes of you.