PawSense by BitBoost Systems
PawSense is a software utility that helps protect your computer from cats. It quickly detects and blocks cat typing, and also helps train your cat to stay off the computer keyboard.
admin's note: It costs money and we didn't try it but we like the concept!
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Featured by Christophe Bruno.

The software utility " Pawsense " protects us from the irruption of nonsense. It is an avatar of the well-known " infinite monkey theorem " by the mathematician Emile Borel, where " dactylographic monkeys " are supposed to type the entire work of Shakespeare (see also the " Monkey Shakespeare Simulator ").

Let's consider a sequence of signs: how do I know that it has been originated by what we call a subject? This question is linked to our astonishment in front of the materiality of words: indeed, we are reluctant to conceive that the mysterious experience of the revelation of sense can be associated to some material combination of signifiers and not to some mystical enlightenment.

This issue has known a renewal with the advent of the network where words have reached a status of commodification that was unseen before, as the click on the word turned out to be the new currency unit of our global accounting. If all the cats of the world would walk on all the keyboards of the blogosphere, and spam the web, they would perturb the streamed capitalism of the "age of access". Replace "cats" with their masters and you get the new manifesto of our times: "Humanproof your computer".

by admin, posted 14 Nov 2004

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