Sunday, April 20, 2008

Androids

My son and his friend were discussing whether C3PO was an android or just a robot.  My son asked me last night to clarify this point of contention.  I thought I knew the answer but was not one hundred percent sure, so I looked it up on Wikipedia.  I was surprised to see that the term has been around since...1270!  I thought it was just another made up techy word, but it has latin roots.  As if that makes it any more valid.  The guy who the term is attributed to was Albert Magnus, a Donican Friar from Cologne.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertus_Magnus

2 comments:

Russell Maycumber said...

Dylan said that androids are suppose to look like a human and has feelings..I said that r2d2 doesn't have feelings because he doesn't smell or cry or poop.xD

russellthree said...

Dylan said that androids are suppose to look like a human and has feelings..I said that r2d2 doesn't have feelings because he doesn't smell or cry or poop.xD

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