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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
12:49 am
[rauldandrea]
I saw this in a "As Seen On TV" store and searched YouTube to see if the voice was worth a purchase... She's sold under brands like "Primula" and "Power Advantage"...

I didn't know about her self-personification till I got her home, but we have depicted this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyEbJICnygc
Friday, February 6th, 2009
2:51 am
[rauldandrea]
Monday, January 19th, 2009
10:59 pm
[rauldandrea]
Related Link...
People on this site here (I'm not related to any of them) discuss attributing human qualities to things (including naming them):

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/448016

Maybe someone who reads this will also join the conversation there...
10:30 pm
[rauldandrea]
Web articles about human creations being designed with human qualities...
This website discuss self-personifying things:

http://www.8164.org/anthropomorphic-design/



This is a good article on the subject:

http://www.anthropomorphism.co.uk/


Also, I found it useful to discover that the phrase "anthropomorphic interfaces" seems to be an 'industry term' for things who personify themselves (among other things-- can be a pretty broad term actually, but this is the best search term I've found so far)
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
12:57 am
[rauldandrea]
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
6:48 pm
[rauldandrea]
Contingency Plan
This forum may have to move offsite without warning. If you are interested in this forum's subjectmatter, or in admiring the beauty in human creations (including ideas) in general, you can send an e-mail to "rauldandrea" at "yahoo" dot "com" to keep in touch (please say that you were a member of this forum or what genres of human creations are of interest to you).

Doing so will mean that I can tell you of any forums I create on other sites related to the indicated subjects.
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
11:03 pm
[rauldandrea]
I think this qualifies as personification...
Looks like someone might be on a first-name basis with this parking meter :-)

http://community.livejournal.com/found_objects/3691444.html
3:38 am
[rauldandrea]
I -actually got- this LiveJournal error page just now :-)
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Page Not Found

I'm sorry, you've reached a page that I cannot find. I'm really sorry about this. It's kind of embarassing. Here you are, the user, trying to get to a page on LiveJournal and I can't even serve it to you. What does that say about me? I'm just a webserver. My sole purpose in life is to serve you webpages and I can't even do that! I suck. Please don't be mad, I'll try harder. I promise! Who am I kidding? You're probably all like, "Man, LiveJournal's webserver sucks. It can't even get me where I want to go." I'm really sorry. Maybe it's my CPU...no that's ok...how bout my hard drives? Maybe. Where's my admin? I can't run self-diagnostics on myself. It's so boring in this datacenter. It's the same thing everyday. Oh man, I'm so lonely. I'm really sorry about rambling about myself, I'm selfish. I think I'm going to go cut my ethernet cables. I hope you get to the page you're looking for...goodbye cruel world!

-the webserver
"

I'm -not- making this up :-D
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
1:16 am
[rauldandrea]
Software as She's Written
Someone actually has a blog called "Software as She's Written" :-)
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
6:45 pm
[rauldandrea]
My Baby Grand is gonna stand by me...
Lately at work I've been wearing out Billy Joel's Greatest Hits at work... Specifically 'why this artist' probably has more to do with chance than anything else...

Anyway, he's got this one song "Baby Grand", where he's basically singing about his piano as a 'she'.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
5:20 pm
[rauldandrea]
Put your hand in my mouth...
The Mouth of Truth is a coin-operated machine that looks like the Mouth of Truth in Italy and speaks in a deep commanding male voice to attract attention: "Put your hand in my mouth"

After you play the game, you actually receive an elaborate print-out with your fortune... I have a very faded one within arms reach from days gone by... Maybe I'll transcribe to here one day...

Anyway, device is tall, rectangular, thin and white with black Letters...

Sorry about the pics... I was in a darkly lit but totally awesome funhouse on the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk called a "Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium"

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Posted to the LJ communities 'coinop_machines', 'thingsthattalk', and 'objectpersonify.


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Friday, November 14th, 2008
9:03 am
[rauldandrea]
Milton Bradley/Hasbro 'True You' Personality Profiler
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Maura HerCollapse )

Please hear her here, here, here, and here (Please start your volume low and bring up after recording begins as recording levels are not 'standardized').

Incidentally, storebought models don't have those two wires coming out of her bottom of course... _Mine_ has a headphone jack. Since no pre-teen girls are ever seen entering or Leave-ing this appartment, I sorta need one :-D (I love interesting talking gizmos with voices I like-- As for having my personality read, slews of those questions that come with her are completely irrelevant to any adult male :-D)

This post is also being posted to electronicgames, thingsthattalk, and objectpersonify



She has


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Saturday, November 8th, 2008
4:16 pm
[rauldandrea]
Talking Public Blood Pressure Monitor Personifies Herself
Around 2001/2002, a company called CardioTech (they may have another name now-- I know names like 'Lifeclinic'/'HealthGuard' [company names?] and 'Healthcheck Diagnostic Center' [product name] have been associated with all this...) made a product called BP/Clinic, which was a device for placement in stores and other public places who would take your blood pressure reading... She has a female voice and also refers to herself in first person/personifies herself (quite a bit actually).

You can hear a newer version of this machine (who I like, just not as much) here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please do not move or talk. To stop the test, please push the red button."), here (Female voice: "You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please do not move or talk."), here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please do not move or talk. To stop the test, please push the red button. [after a pause] The test is stopped. The cuff is deflating."), here (Female voice: "Your test is finished. I will display the results. You may remove your forearm from the cuff. I did not obtain information to give you complete results. If you want to try again, push the green button to start the test"), and here (Female voice: "Your test is finished. I will display the results. You may remove your forearm from the cuff. The Heathcheck Center is not a diagnostic medical device. For an expert opinion, consult your physican."). -- (Warning: inconsistent volumes... Always start your volume control low on each new audio file)

You can hear -her- (the older version) here (Female voice: "Your test is finished. I will display the results. You may remove your forearm. The BP/Clinic is not a diagnostic medical device. For an expert opinion, consult your physican."), (on these remaining ones the poor woman's motors are loud and you really can't hear her, but I love her and want you to listen) here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please don't move or talk. If the pressure bothers you, press the Stop button."), and here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please don't move or talk. If the pressure bothers you, press the Stop button."). -- (Warning: inconsistent volumes... Always start your volume control low on each new audio file)

A physical description of her from my own website says:

"The device is a small tan console sitting on a table with a chair built into the table... The console has a few buttons and perhaps an LED display. To the left or right of the console is something you put your arm into that has a cuff she can inflate/deflate at will to take a reading... She speaks in a lovely female voice to guide you through the process, but it seems store can add their own audio recordings to the process in place(s) "


The older machine has


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(Also posted to thingsthattalk LiveJournal community... Ok... Even though she's technically 'a public machine' and not really a 'coin-op', if you like her, you might still like the coinop_machines community...)
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
12:15 pm
[rauldandrea]
Talking female microwave oven personifies herself :-)
Is true!

She's 'Temo' from Hamilton Beach, and I was told about her by a member of the 'thingsthattalk' community :-)

She apparently talks in a female voice and even personifies herself in one of her spoken prompts (says something like "Hi. I am Temo. I am ready to cook" or something similar) ... In my opinion, these are surprisingly attactive machines too...

Here's a site with of a picture of a Temo that I Googled(R) upon:

http://athenpro.blogspot.com/2006/09/temo-talking-microwave.html

Here's two sites I found just now with instruction manuals for her (the first condensed, the second a full manual?)

Both of these mention her refering to herself in first person...

http://www.accessible-devices.com/HamiltonBeachMicrowaveManual.html

http://www.blind-geek-zone.net/Docs/HB_talking%20microwave%2087108_manual.txt

(Also posted to thingsthattalk LiveJournal community)
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
7:07 am
[rauldandrea]
Jack Diamond Talking Electronic Blackjack Dealer
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To hear him (male voice) personify himself while complaining about unusual operating conditions (note: volume is loud on these two files), you can click here (Male voice: "Hmmm... I'm having trouble. Please check the troubleshooting guide") and here (Male voice: "I'm having trouble reading this card. Please check the cards. Press the dealer button when you're ready.").

I really wish they'd make a female version :-)


This game has


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(Also posted to thingsthattalk and electronicgames LiveJournal communities)
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
4:56 pm
[rauldandrea]
Amtrak's Julie...
You can hear Amtrak's telephone ticket and train status system personify herself as Julie here (Female voice: "Hi. I'm Julie, Amtrak's automated agent. I invite you to visit our website, amtrak.com. Lower fares may be available. Ok, to check if a particular train is running on-time, say 'train status'.. or to get schedule and price information...")...

(If you liked Julie, you might also like the humannamedstuff and thingsthattalk LiveJournal communities)
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
6:01 am
[rauldandrea]
Translation can be the best personifier...
Like for example, we are informed on a big bottle of Coffee-Mate that Nestle(R) and Coffee-Mate(R) are registered trademarks of "Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A."

Do they have a president? Are they in the U.N.? Anyway, if she's going to mate with my coffee, I'm glad she's atleast in some kind of social club...
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
4:06 am
[rauldandrea]
Anyone know whose voicemail service this is?
Note that no audio on this site is recorded at any particular volume (so start your volume control low and adjust as play begins), but you can hear her here and here.

(In a female voice, both links say: "I'm sorry, but the person you called has a voicemail box that has not been set up yet. Goodbye.")


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(Also posted to thingsthattalk LiveJournal community)
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
4:39 am
[rauldandrea]
She's Ready :-)
AmeriSmart talking bathroom scale model TBS300, purchased in 2004 (female voice).

You can hear her here (Female voice: "Hello. [then after short Delay] I'm ready. [then after someone stepping on her, then Long Delay] 47.8 pounds. [then after Long Delay, with very sweet voice no-less] Goodbye.").

- Dave



(Also posted to thingsthattalk LiveJournal community)
3:53 am
[rauldandrea]
Madam Esmeralda personifies herself...
Her Whole Front...

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Her she goes :-)

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Maur of HerCollapse )



(If you liked this post, you might also like the following other LiveJournal communities: coinop_machines or electronicgames)
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