[Talk-us] SEO Damage to OSM

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Thu Jul 6 09:35:20 UTC 2017

On 06/07/17 04:42, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> The "mechanical Turk" term is not an ethnic slur, but instead an 
> allusion to a famous 18th-century chess-playing automaton, made to 
> resemble the upper body of a man in traditional Turkish clothing, 
> mounted on a cabinet. It was eventually revealed to be a fake automaton, 
> operated by a man hidden inside. The modern term refers to a human 
> working a repetitive job, because they are cheaper than developing a 
> computer program to do the job.
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turk?wprov=sfla1>

Intent isn't magic. Different terms have different meanings in different
countries, partially due to different ethnic make ups and societies. Not
everywhere is like the USA. If this is insulting in some countries, then
be careful. :)


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