Google Scribe Is Totally Crazy. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! We play with Google Scribe, Google's new autocomplete service. It finishes whatever you're typing, but it does so with words you'd never type, because it's crazy.

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Have you played with Google Scribe yet? It auto-completes whatever you're typing. It makes odd choices. I went ahead and plugged in the first few words of some classic political lines to see if the Google Robots would do as great speechwriters had done in the past. They did not.

  • "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself and then there is another way to get around them."
  • "Tippecanoe and Tyler area of the city of New York City Area Directory of All Stores at the site of the National Academy of Sciences. Earthquakes."
  • "Ask not what your country can do for yourself and others in their community and their families in their homes and their lives are nothing."
  • "Give me liberty or give me anything what would it be too much for them to become more involved in their children?"

That is a whole lot of crazy. Maybe I'm projecting, but it seems a little depressed, too.

If you try it out, let us know what you end up with. Or as Google Scribe puts it, "if you try it out and let me know if you like me too much."