Windemere Principal Megan Lee-Wilfong sent a letter to families Monday saying a neighbor had reported a drone with "voice technology" talking to children who were playing on school grounds in the evenings and over the weekend. [...]
The kids said the drone talked to them in a computerized voice from what looked like a built-in speaker. "It keeps saying 'hey' until you reply," Jacen said.
The drone showed up sporadically above the playground multiple times two weeks ago. But last week, Gavin and Jacen said they saw the drone with their friends every day in the evening. Michael and Lois M. said they heard it, too.
Gavin and Jacen said their friends said "what" back to the drone, and the drone told them to follow it.
Michael M. said one of the children actually did. The child, one of Gavin's and Jacen's friends, started following the drone down the street to Dollar Tree, where the drone voice said it was going.
Couple says voice from drone tried to lure children away from Ellet playground
From boiling lead and black art: An essay on the history of mathematical typography
I've always felt like constructing printed math was much more of an art form than regular typesetting. Someone typesetting mathematics is less a "typist" and more an artist attempting to render abstract data on a two-dimensional surface. Mathematical symbols are themselves a language, but they are fundamentally a visual representation of human-conceived knowledge -- knowledge that would be too inefficient to convey through verbal explanations. This brings the typesetting of mathematics closer to a form of data visualization than regular printed text. [...]
To fully appreciate mathematical typography, we have to first appreciate the general history of typography, which is also a history of human civilization. No other art form has impacted our lives more than type.