[rfk-dev] Change NKI: Kitten is the letter 'Q'. Oh, wait, maybe not.

Star Simpson stars at MIT.EDU
Wed Oct 31 19:54:14 PDT 2012

As a counterpoint, I totally love this NKI, specifically because it breaks the 4th wall.  What is RFK except gently and delightfully meta-humorous?


On Oct 31, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Tim Allen <screwtape at froup.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 09:12:56AM -0700, Peter A. H. Peterson wrote:
>> I feel somewhat mixed about this but I'm suggesting it anyway.
>> Change: Kitten is the letter 'Q'.  Oh, wait, maybe not.
>> To: A hastily scribbled note reads: "Kitten is the letter Q!"
>> Rationale: I like the original, but I think something more narrative
>> would be more satisfying.
> I could be wrong, but I think this is the first NKI I've come across
> that explicitly acknowledges that the things robot interacts with are
> actually letters, rather than objects whose position is marked with some
> symbol on the map in robot's head.
> I would rather keep up the pretence that kitten is an actual kitten by
> saying "...hiding under the letter Q" or "...disguised as the letter Q",
> or something else like that.
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