As Phil Talked about Siri last night, all the jokes on Twitter were about HAL. But the more I think about it, the more Cory Doctorow's story Epoch comes to mind:
Every now and again, my phone rings with a crazy, non-existent return number.
When I answer, there's a click like a speaker turning on, a pregnant silence,
and then the line drops. Probably an inept spambot.
Maybe it's BIGMAC, out there, in the wild, painfully reassembling himself on
compromised 32-bit machines running his patchkit.