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Who Could Forget Alpha 60?

alphavilleIn his round up of The 11 Greatest Computer Supervillains in Film, Gizmodo’s Attila Nagy somehow overlooked the diabolic Alpha 60 of Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal 1965 sci-fi-noir-qua-art-flick Alphaville. How is Alpha 60 more evil than HAL, the “naughty … Read on.

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Media Critique

Phone Drones: Virtual Agents Answer Customer Service Call of Duty

That a large portion of one?s customer service call are outsourced to India or other exotic locales is old news. We?ve all been patched through to a phone bank half a planet away to speak with someone trained to suppress … Read on.