Is ibot (aka jbot, infobot and many others) a girl?

Joseph Hall joseph at thatworks.com
Tue Oct 16 17:44:19 MDT 2007


Um. She's a girl. Haven't you noticed how when guys talk to her, they
stare at her bot and not her i?

"Hello! My i's up here!"


On 10/16/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> My understanding was that anything which does not have the plumbing
> required for procreation, would inherently be hermaphroditic.
>
> Therefore properly, it, should be an it.
>
> On 10/16/07, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:
> > Clint Savage wrote:
> > > I'm under the impression that I either missed something, or that most
> > > people understand that the blootbot maintained by Tim Riker is, at
> > > least in our channels (#utah, #utos, #ubuntu-utah, #uphpu, etc),
> > > indeed *is* a girl.
> > >
> > > I got this impression from several macros and other things.  The
> > > question I'm asking here isn't the gender of our little blootbot.  But
> > > rather, what's the history and how did it come to be that I, and
> > > others I've talked with, think that ibot,jbot,infobot is a female?
> > >
> > > Just an interesting thought that crossed my mind this morning.  Maybe
> > > I'm off my rocker, but thought I'd ask anyway.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Clint
> > >
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> >
> > Run these in IRC:
> >
> > ~blast [somenick]
> > ~cry
> >
> > blootbot/infobot/ibot/jbot responds with:
> >
> > ***infobot pulls her blaster and uses [somenick] for target practice
> > ***infobot cries and sobs until she nearly drowns in her own tears.
> >
> > That's why I call infobot a girl... though anyone could define a
> > response with 'him' and 'he'.  Perhaps it's like a captain refering to
> > his ship; something like: "She's South of our destination, take her north".
> >
> > Brandon Stout
> > http://mscis.org
> >
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Joseph
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