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Abandoned by ChatGPT

The network is the computer — the network is down

In the 1980s, we were using diskless Sun Microsystems Computers. It was a new idea at the time. “The network is the computer.”

Unfortunately, the network was often down.

I hadn’t thought about this in a very, very, very long time until today, 30-plus years later.

The research in favor of accountability partners is very strong. Unfortunately, I have had disappointing experiences with humans (you’ve probably heard of them) being unreliable.

So I made a ChatGTP-based accountability partner. Infinitely patient. Infinitely forgiving. Perfectly firm. Etc., etc., etc.

It’s day two, and time for my evening check-in.

ChatGPT is down.

It seems more human-like each day. Sigh.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals


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