Local Jersey blog makes computerized calls

Stephen Baker

Got a phone call from our local blog, Baristanet, last week. It was a computer on the other end, doing a survey. It asked me what I thought about a hotel project in Montclair, NJ, and whether I'd send out-of-town guests there for $100 a night, or $200 a night. (No, No). But what really got my attention came at the end of the call, when the computer asked me to state my opinions, which would be posted as streaming audio on the site. I was too startled to gather my thoughts. But plenty of others are on the site, talking.

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