I use “natural stupidity” but I like “actually, idiotic” too. The comma gives it just the right amount of literary respectability that my use of the exact opposite terms tries yet utterly fails to deliver. In any event, It seems I am no longer the loneliest man on Medium. Though you take a much less contrarian position than my own, at least you are not balls deep down the shaft of the AI cheer-leading squad like everyone else I have read in these pages over the past year or so. The only “subject” that gets more hype than AI here is the dreaded “machine learning”. At least the term artificial intelligence is not, on its face, a logical contradiction. Machine learning comes out of the gate as a nonsense term and only gets worse from there. I can’t even type the words machine learning anymore without dying a little inside each time.

Perhaps if we combine the power of our huge followings we can team up to take down these fools. Surely, a combined regular readership of close to 200 people matches up favorably with almost anyone publishing on Medium. That sort of power should not be squandered. From here on out its Dr. D. and Hall-monitor Nick, Slick Nick and Dr. Dan, that dude Nick from down the Hall and Dan the man, against the world. This is gonna be awesome. I await word on the timing of Phase I. End transmission.

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