Re: [BITS] Skewering AI for Fun and Profit -- 230 Final Exam

David Crook (
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 09:05:03 -0800

Robert Harley wrote:
> Greg B.:
> >[...] No matter that 40% of all adults in this country have some
> >reading disability even to the point of being illiterate [...]
> Joe B:
> >The relevant question is, what percentage of adults is unable to read
> >a meal order from a large illuminated display?
> >Any guesses, or better yet, actual facts?
> Well the percentage is bounded away from since 0 since once I met a
> stripper in Vegas who couldn't read a single word off of a menu (and
> not due to eyesight). And it's bounded away from 100 since Rohit, for
> instance, is a literate USA-an adult. Other than that, my guesstimate
> is 3%.

If you are doing a survey here then count me as illiterate, at least
thats what I tell I am when they call me wanting to sell me
subscriptions to the local newspaper.