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What Long Weekend?

 Japan's robot Saya, developed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tokyo University of Science professor, works as a receptionist at the university's front desk in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. First developed as a receptionist robot in 2004, Saya was tested in a real Tokyo classroom earlier this year to a handful of fifth and sixth graders, although it still can't do much more than call roll and shout orders like
Japan's robot Saya, developed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tokyo University of Science professor, works as a receptionist at the university's front desk in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. First developed as a receptionist robot in 2004, Saya was tested in a real Tokyo classroom earlier this year to a handful of fifth and sixth graders, although it still can't do much more than call roll and shout orders like "Be quiet." (Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press)

So, am I the only one who has to spend time at my desk today? Another S-R blog ran a thread titled "The Long Weekend Loose Thread," which is fine, but the blog host put it up YESTERDAY. Geez.

Did your weekend already begin? What are your plans for the Fourth of July eve?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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