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Media: Today in Technology: Eliza

Submitter: Karen S. Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: The January 8, 2003 issue of the "Today in Technology" e-mail
newsletter is about ELIZA, the first computer program capable of
holding a simple conversation in English, and its inventor, Joseph
Weizenbaum. The short essay includes some interesting related links.

The newsletter is archived here: http://tecsoc.org/pubs/history/menu.htm

Karen Steffen Chung

Issue Number: 14.72
Date Posted: January 09, 2003

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