“People fall for it all the time,” said Greg Paradee, a Chatting AIM Bot, or CAB, fan. “It acts so much like a real human, sometimes it’s hard not to fall for it. The bot … keeps conversation going with normal, everyday questions, so people answer those thinking it’s a real person.”
In this age of computer virus paranoia, I wouldn’t have used a “beware” headline for this story.
Note also that the author casually links to the Wikipedia entry on Infocom. (See “Librarian: Don’t Use Wikipedia as Source“)