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Of Sneakers, Secrets And Computer Dating.

At 2 in the morning I am up and thinking, I think of Sneakers, the movie with Robert Redford and Ben Kingsley. I haven’t seen the movie in years, but it occurs to me that Cosmo is wrong, and he is smart enough to know that he is wrong. But let’s start at the beginning of this thought.

When Werner catches Liz and takes her back to Cosmo thinking she is trying to steal his invention, Cosmo dismisses her, as she walks away she says something to the effect of ‘that’s the last time I go on a computer date’ at which he stops her and declares, ‘there is no way a computer would set you two up’ and realizes that Martin is there to steal the secrets box. herein lies the problem I have, Cosmo doesn’t know neither Werner nor Liz, he is only using the few things he sees, a good looking intelligent woman and a geeky, balding inventor. that is not what the computer would look at. When Martin and the guys are looking through Werner’s trash to find out what he likes, Liz picks up his folded trash and says that he is refined and anal and all the guys look at her as a possible date. so her friends who know her think she is the best match to set him up with but Cosmo, who only sees her for a few minutes declares that a computer wouldn’t set her up with him?

Cosmo is a computer guy, he has to know that he is wrong, first off, a computer only looks at the data. so lets say Werner put in that he is intelligent (true), well off financially (true) and average looking(?) and loves to cook(maybe), if she says she is looking for an intelligent, financially well off guy, looks are not that important to her and wants a guy that cooks then he is her guy. There is also the problem of false data, it doesn’t know if either of them are lying. Werner could say he loves kayaking and sports and anything even if he doesn’t, if she likes the same things he says he likes or if she lies about what she likes then there is a good possibility that they might be put together. As a computer guy, Cosmo should know this, he might think it’s a bad match but he shouldn’t declare it as impossible.

A note here, I put maybe on the loves to cook because while they show Werner cooking dinner for her, he might not actually like doing it and is just doing it to impress Liz, with whom he wants to sleep.

I don’t sleep much and this week I’ve been up a lot at 2 and 3 in the morning. Yes, these are the kind of things that I think about as I lay in bed waiting for the alarm to go off at 5:45.

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One Response to “Of Sneakers, Secrets And Computer Dating.”

  1. writersblock Says:

    so… last night when i wanted to watch a movie in bed, but the dvd player wasn’t hooked up, the movie i wanted to watch was Sneakers. mostly because I’m fairly certain that’s one of the 3 discs in the player right now.