AI Diagram Tutorial

Richard Steven Walz rstevew at
Sun Dec 14 08:53:04 EST 1997

In article <EL0DA8.4JL at>,  <mentifex at> wrote:
>Pardon the intrusion, but this time I feel that most of you will
>find a certain fascination in the multiple import of this post.
>First, in the fourteen weeks since 28aug1997 the new web site
> Mentifex AI has been providing a
>diagram based tutorial on the (claimed) Theory of Mind.  HTML
>coding allows the presentation of diagrams, followed by a multiple-
>choice quiz on the the mind-theory portrayed in the diagrams.
>The quiz meachanism is very simple:  If you pick a wrong answer,
>you are transported back to re-read the material you got wrong.
>Those of you who have web sites and are open-minded enough to do
>so, please encode a link to Mentifex AI and please also try to
>accompany the link with an html-encoded diagram such as follows:
>  /^^^^^^^^^^^\   Overview of the Theory of Mind  /^^^^^^^^^^^\<BR>
> /visual memory\           ________   semantic   /  auditory   \<BR>
>|      /--------|-------\ / syntax \  memory    |episodic memory|<BR>
>|      |  recog-|nition | \________/------------|-------------\ |<BR>
>|   ___|___     |       |     |flush-vector     |    _______  | |<BR>
>|  /image  \    |     __|__  / \  _______       |   /stored \ | |<BR>
>| / percept \   |    /     \/   \/ Verbs \------|--/ phonemes\| |<BR>
>| \ engrams /---|---/ Nouns \    \_______/      |  \ of words/  |<BR>
>|  \_______/    |   \_______/-------------------|---\_______/   |<BR>
>It is my (Arthur T. Murray's) personal belief that a clever enough
>person could backwards-engineer such a diagram and independently
>re-invent the linguistic theory of mind depicted in the diagram.
>Therefore, because of its GENERATIVITY of reasoning that previously
>took fourteen years before culminating in the theory-as-diagrammed,
>your inclusion of this diagram on your Web site will speak volumes.
>The fascinating tidbit for today 10dec1997 is that several co-factors
>have combined recently to present for you an intriguing scenario.
>On 2dec1997 a very brief REXX program made it possible to prepare
>each ASCII mind diagram as a single 630-character string of HTML
>code ready for instant Web uploading to any so-called Guestbook.
>Subsequent visitors to AI website guestbooks, to Salon magazine
>articles, and to Annotations at various websites will suddenly
>see the complete mind-model diagram appearing on their screens.
>The implications of this diaspora will only slowly dawn on you.
You... Are A NUT-CAKE!!
-Steve Walz  rstevew at
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