Surprise, Surprise: Bowlingual Doesn't Work… Or Does It?
from the took-'em-long-enough-to-test dept
Stories about the Bowlingual dog translation device always seem to get a lot of attention at Techdirt, so how could we pass this one up. Found over at Gizmodo is the story of a vet (gasp!) actually testing out the Bowlingual and discovering it works about as well as you would expect – in other words, not at all. Update: Just as I finished writing up this post, I came across a different article of someone testing the bowlingual where it seems to make a little more sense. Of course, they admit that it’s kind of like a Magic 8 Ball: if you believe in it, the words it gives your dog will kind of make sense some of the time. In other words, the results it spews are often so ambiguous that they’re going to appear to make sense – but it’s highly unlikely the device has any real clue about what your dog is trying to say.