Why is blootbot (ibot/infobot/jbot) a girl?

Some of you may have seen my mailing list posts to SLLUG, PLUG and Ubuntu Utah. If so, you are welcome to participate here and flame me for asking this question as you may have already answered it there.

BUT

I’m curious as to the history, a farce or truth as to why blootbot is considered a female in Utah? Is there some long truthful story that can be told, or is it that someone just decided? Is it like naming a boat? a hurricane? Call it a fascination, a fanaticism, crazy or whatever, I just want to know the history.

In a recent interview with TimRiker, the maintainer of blootbot, I asked him some tough, hard questions:

16:37 <@herlo> TimRiker: so do you know the history of why ibot/infobot/jbot is a girl?  I'd like to learn it...
16:46 < TimRiker> herlo: infobot is not a girl. well, not all the time.
16:46 < goozbach> don't let Charity hear that
16:46  * maquis sends an email to charity....
16:46 < TimRiker> is Charity a girl all the time? :)
16:46 < TimRiker> ~gender
16:46 < infobot> I'm hermaphroditic
16:46 < TimRiker> ~gender
16:46 < infobot> I'm hermaphroditic
16:46 < TimRiker> ~gender
16:46 < infobot> I'm female
16:46 < TimRiker> ~gender
16:46 < infobot> I'm pregnant
16:46 < TimRiker> ~gender
16:46 < infobot> I'm pregnant
16:46 < TimRiker> ~gender
16:46 < infobot> I'm gay
16:47 < TimRiker> etc.
16:47 < TimRiker> depends on her mood.

I’d like to hear your opinions, or share your fantastic story of how she became the woman she is today. We love our bot, we do, tell the infobot story…

Cheers,

Herlo

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One Response to Why is blootbot (ibot/infobot/jbot) a girl?

  1. Hans says:

    She’s not a girl. Nobody with authority said he is. It doesn’t have a coherent story about its gender either. What we have here are a few confused souls who thought they figured out what gender the bot is some time ago, without realizing ibot had pulled the wool over their eyes in a cruel joke.

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