When can I have a Jeevesbot?

With apologies to Stephen Fry

When I began this blog back in July, it was intended as a way of collecting together reports of progress towards the day in which I get something like a ‘Jeevesbot’, my own personal robot butler. I hope to own one that is very similar in fact to the wonderful portrayal of that character by Stephen Fry.

I have a rather strange desire to be just like Bertie Wooster, but without the pressure of constantly becoming engaged by accident to girls that I had no wish to marry. Jeevesbot could clean my shoes, wash the windows, and bring me a whisky and soda on a silver tray.

My collection of interesting items on this blog also includes many historic robots which I hope you find as interesting as I do. On the subject of you, I would really like to hear from you. When do you think I will get my Jeevesbot . . . if ever? Feel free to comment on this blog.

Do you think that my Jeevesbot will be made by Google, or are Apple using their billions of Dollars in surplus cash to develop a robot in total secrecy? One year I am sure that Apple will present their robot to an amazed audience at one of their annual presentations. However, I think there is a chance that he will look far more like the late Steve Jobs than Stephen Fry (even though he is perhaps the biggest Apple fan in the world).

I almost met Stephen Fry at an Apple Show in London many years ago. At that particular show a company were demonstrating what was later to become ‘Quicktime’, Apple’s video software. They had a chair set up where you could sit and be recorded saying something to camera. I said my name and that I was reporting from the Apple Show. I was then presented with a floppy disk containing my recording. Just before I went on to the next stand, they said that I would never guess who sat in the chair just before me . . . Stephen Fry. Sadly, I hadn’t even noticed him!

On the left is a chart that us bloggers have access to when we go into the back end of our blog. It shows where all the visitors to this blog have come from in the last four months. This is quite fascinating to me. I would love to know who the people were that visited this blog from the Ukraine. Please get in touch.


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