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

Eric Wald eswald at brainshell.org
Thu Oct 18 13:56:06 MDT 2007


On 10/16/07, Brandon Stout 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.
>
> [...]  Perhaps it's like a captain refering to
> his ship; something like: "She's South of our destination, take her north".

In English, the feminine pronouns double as pronouns of personification.
http://www.infynity.spodzone.com/rants/pc.shtml

- Eric



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