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Hi Alan, thanks for editing the article Paperclip maximizer‎! Good find, I didn't know that Bostrom used (originated?) paperclips as the prototypical example of random morals. --Vladimir Nesov 20:01, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Indeed. I can't recall where I found that -- I think just through a Google search when I was looking for the original reference. Bostrom doesn't cite earlier papers, so I assume he did invent it, unless he heard it from Internet-forum discussion beforehand. --Alan Dawrst 08:14, 2 January 2010 (UTC)