21 July 2004, mid-morning

I received an email from one Andy Knight, asking me to check out a web site he has set up. A dating web site of sorts no less. The thing was, it didn’t sound like spam. So, I did what any idiot would do, I wrote the dude back, and I went to the web site he sent me.

The site, Popmates, is a sort of online popularity contest. The computer dating aspect of the site is apparently the natural direction any site with a large collection of men and women on it will take. The site was also created as part of Andy’s master thesis. How can I not support something like that?

Here is a guest account you can use to look around, UN – pm2000, PW – pm2000.

Apu: I enrolled in Springfield Heights Institute of Technology under the tutelage of the brilliant Professor John Frink…
Frink: Well, sure, the Frinkiac-7 looks impressive, don’t touch it, but I predict that within 100 years, computers will be twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will own them.
Apu: Could it be used for dating?
Frink: Well, theoretically, yes. But the computer matches would be so perfect as to eliminate the thrill of romantic conquest. Mw-hurgn-whey



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