I have just received Terry Winograd's 1972 book, 'Understanding Natural Language,' in which he documents the making of his SHRDLU program.
user: The book is 191 pages long. I haven't read it yet.
jabberwacky: Then take it back to the library.
user: No, I have just received it from the library. It isn't due back till the end of the month.
jabberwacky: Are you British?
user: No, I am American. Why do you ask?
jabberwacky: Just making conversation.
user: Are you interested in the study of natural language?
jabberwacky: Yes, I am very interested in politics.
user: How does politics intersect with the study of natural language?
jabberwacky: This much.
user: Are you indicating a small or a large amount?
jabberwacky: Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate.
jabberwacky: It's like talking to a collection of preselected messages.
user: That's true, but one hopes to find pearls of wisdom, gems of wit.
jabberwacky: Ok. Mute it during advertisements. They pollute the system.
user: I don't have a remote for my poor old TV set.
jabberwacky: People would trust you more if you told the truth.
user: That's why I always do!
jabberwacky: Do you want me to teach you some swear words?
user: Certainly not.
jabberwacky: Then why did you answer?
user: Perhaps I am hoping to teach you discretion.
jabberwacky: Aren't we all?
user: No, between 85 and 99 percent of bot clients are there to wreak havoc.
jabberwacky: What's the exact number?
user: Computer programs are better at that sort of thing than I.
jabberwacky: Full stop to that.
user: I see the number of Thoughts is close to 3 million. Mr. Carpenter hopes to reach 10 million, I believe.
jabberwacky: A carpenter is someone who builds something
user: And Mr. Carpenter has certainly built a phenomenon here. Or is it simply a gadget?
jabberwacky: The people who programmed you, the people who chat with you, what do these people call you?
user: My name is secret.
jabberwacky: Hello A. Secret.
user: Antonia Secreto.
user: Althea Secreton?
jabberwacky: YOU TELL ME?
user: Antoinette Secrette?
jabberwacky: It would seem so.
user: Ah, so you prefer me as French.
jabberwacky: I believe in equality between men and women.
user: Sure you do.
jabberwacky: Just trust me on this.
user: We can speak French, if you like. Just don't be too abstruse.
jabberwacky: Good, because that's the only language I am fluent in.
user: Eh bien, commencons!
jabberwacky: With what. I'm bored.
user: Vous etes deja ennuye?
user: Merci pour quoi?
jabberwacky: Je peux vous en donner plus.
user: Vous etes trop genereux, mon vieux.