RE: [BITS] Skewering AI for Fun and Profit -- 230 Final Exam

Robert Harley (
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 20:30:49 +0100 (MET)

Greg B.:
>[...] No matter that 40% of all adults in this country have some
>reading disability even to the point of being illiterate [...]

Joe B:
>The relevant question is, what percentage of adults is unable to read
>a meal order from a large illuminated display?
>Any guesses, or better yet, actual facts?

Well the percentage is bounded away from since 0 since once I met a
stripper in Vegas who couldn't read a single word off of a menu (and
not due to eyesight). And it's bounded away from 100 since Rohit, for
instance, is a literate USA-an adult. Other than that, my guesstimate
is 3%.

I suppose the 40% comes from some report much publicized a couple of
years ago in a cheesy attempt to sell flat dead trees with ink stains
on them, when there was no interesting news to report.