Both Sides of the Fence

A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!

Finally, a solution to e-mail

computers, Fluff, Technology

Overwhelmed with all that e-mail you're getting every day? At last, there's a solution.


If you use Gmail, you now have access to Autopilot, a program developed by the Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity. With only a few short keystrokes, you can set the preferences to not only write just as you write but think and respond logically, which may or may not be how you do it.


The program automatically generates the best answers to coworkers, SPAM agents, the people you goof off with, and lovers alike.


Gmail AutopilotTM by CADIE  

Email will never be a thing of the past, but actually reading and writing messages is about to be. Gmail Autopilot automatically manages your inbox better than you can, with zero effort from you. Learn more »

Keep in touch
Brand-new CADIE technology enables Autopilot to scan every one of your incoming messages and automatically send the perfect reply.
Manage relationships
Impress everyone with your prompt and insightful responses to everything from urgent notes from your boss to cute messages from your significant other.
Match your style
Autopilot calibrates for tone, typos and preferred punctuation. It's just like you, but automated.


Here's a sample response to a business proposal:

Respond to business proposals

Clearly, this is a great advance.


And one of the best April Fool's Day jokes in a long time.

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