After looking him up, I was embarrassed that I didn't know GringoHonasan.
HW, I think you'd really enjoy reading Malcom Gladwell. I guess I'd call him an essayist. (Jazz - do you agree?) I keep his website bookmarked. Whether or not you agree with him, he is an interesting thinker. www.gladwell.com/index.html
yeah strange how it often guesses stuff even though it only asked a few questions that are actually relevant - but i think it goes by how often people think of specific characters, so it guesses the most likely one then, after excluding some others.
We sometimes still play 20 Questions on long car rides. It starts out "I'm thinking of someone." We can almost always guess even the most tangential person in our shared past, because every Yes or No narrows it down.
Hannah was always the most creative; once she stumped us by thinking of air.
I think there is a demographics factor allowing him to "guess". For instance, when I did it the other day, I was thinking of Marie Antoinette as I filled in my name & gender on the form. Then I decided that was too easy, so changed it to Charlotte Corday. Sure enough, Akinator tried Marie Antoinette right off the bat.
I gave up after four tries trying to get him to come up with Perez Hilton(Hollywood gossip blogster). The closest was Paramore, which at least starts with P. I think maybe internet personalities fly under his radar.