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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Okay, Folks, You Can Stop Sending This Material to Carolyn Parrish Now

The Jerk-O-Meter. Not what you think. [thanks to MA for the link, though I am just a little concerned that he felt the need to send it to me].
Are you a jerk on the phone? You might want to be a bit nicer the next time you take that call.

That's because there's new technology coming out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called the "Jerk-O-Meter." The software measures stress levels in your voice and rates you on a scale of zero to 100 to let you know just how annoying you might be sounding.
I don't even know how to pronounce it. Is it JERK-oh-mee-ter, or is it jerk-AH-meh-ter?

This product sounds like a loser to me. I can't imagine (m)any people would pay much for this product. Actually, it sounds like just the thing to be produced by one of those left-wing interventionist academies. Next thing you know they'll be lobbying Congress to get regulations requiring its use.
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