Sweaters, Loafers, etc.

Voice Card  -  Volume 12  -  Roger Card Number 2  -  Sat, Jan 20, 1990 5:27 PM

This is a response to Vol 11 John 16 ("Decisions, decisions")...


As far as this quiz went, sweaters, loafers and meat filled sandwitches gives only the one piece of the puzzle. There has to be at least 300 choices (entirely arbitrary number indicating only the aprox. size) so enough of your feelings, likes, dislikes, way of acting, are charted and recorded.

The end result would be a number that would be entered in a file. Then data would have to be collected to see which kind of people get along with which kind of other people. A theoretical assumption is made from the data that one particular grouping will get along with another grouping. You then send in your number to the central bank.

Later you meet someone who has taken the test / ran the program and obtained their number. You send your number along with the number of a second party. Back from the central bank comes the answer. Good match, fair match, poor match, probably disasterous match and no match can be made for this combination. (My assumption would be that about 30 percent would fall into the last group).

The use of the central bank becomes necessary to prevent cheating as when someone wants to make the program appear to say good match. He or she manipulates the answers he/she gives until the match appears right.

Requiring the information be sent into a central bank makes the process of cheating much more difficult and allows for a better matching system (as the user now has a place to complain).

The program would allow you to make the various choices not limited by a sequential choice except in a few cases where the choice sends one off in a major direction of inquiry. It would also keep track of which you made first.

So far I have made up a 50 card program to date, so it has a long way to go.