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more ?s about the XL3600 ...

    Date: Mon, 14 Jan 1991 10:16-0500
    From: GRoberts@YUKON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (Gary Roberts)

    This may be a good opportunity for me to perform a bit of market
    research.  One of the first applications we plan to market along with
    the XL3600 is a speaker-independent speech recognition system that is
    able to detect use of the word "UN*X" in continuous speech.  Upon
    detection, a high frequency signal is sent out that is precisely tuned
    to the speaker's alpha waves, creating a reverse-feedback loop that
    blows out the speaker's cerebral cortex and renders him/her incapable of
    further speech.  The question I have for you all is: should we sell this
    application as a layered product, or should we bundle it? 

This seems unnecessarily hostile.  Wouldn't it be a good showcase for the
state-of-the-art Adaptive Programming Environment (APE)?  

Upon detection of the aforementioned word, the system would 
  1) disable all input-editors, document examiners, ...
  2) replace ":" by "-" as the keyword trigger in commands and
functions, and replace all keywords by thier first character
(randomizing case, of course).

And, last but not least:

  3) disable all vowel mechanisms in the speech generator, fonts and,
assuming it has one, keyboard.