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January 2, 2019

#2093: Reminders


[Cueball at his desk using a laptop.]

Laptop: You got this email six days ago. Do you want to follow up?

Cueball: Oh, right, I should do that.

[Cueball types on laptop.] type type

Laptop: Did you forget the attachment?

Cueball: Oops, yes.

Laptop: Today is the recipient’s birthday. Did you want to mention that?

Cueball: Wait, it is?

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These reminders make me uncomfortable, not because computers are getting too smart, but because it reminds me how often I fall short of even baseline levels of conscientiousness.