Rambo Tribble writes: In what may amount to a tacit admission that "social" media has spiralled out of an individual's control, Google has taken out a patent on a robotic writer to impersonate you. The software analyzes your posts and responses, then generates replies for you, perhaps allowing you more personal time to develop an actual life. Gives new meaning to the question, "Is it live or is it Memorex?"
A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the
seed from which other committees will bloom.