Paul Spooner tips his hat to automata of the past and adds his unique wit to this new piece. Having just finished reading a book on The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine, I am delighted to see this one. This version of the Turk has taken on challenges beyond chess including the Rubik's Cube and Sudoku. I'd have to rank this among my favorites now. Just brilliant.