People think computers are different from people because they don't have minds, even though, in the Turing test, computers can have conversations with people about the weather and wine and what Italy is like, and they can even tell jokes.
("The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time")
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I knew there was a story; once you find a dog with a fork through it, you know there's a story there.
No one wants to know how clever you are. They don't want an insight into your mind, thrilling as it might be. They want an insight into their own.
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