A humble bug-related knowledge tool

| September 14, 2007

The Talking Bug Identifier

Folks at EdLab often talk about tools that have knowledge “built into them.” I thought this was a cool example:

Cory Doctorow writes:

The Spark Talking Bug Identifier is a magnifying glass with a bug-identifying expert system built into the handle. Find a bug and answer a series of directed yes/no questions and the glass will tell you what bug you’re looking at (as far as it can tell, anyway).

Is it a cricket or a katydid? Help your budding entomologist identify more than 50 real live bugs – simply by answering a series of yes or no questions.