I Lost on Jeopardy

This just in: computers are really smart.

Is it just me, or is Alex Trebek aging really well?



As this article notes, the computer has the significant advantage of being able to "push the button" a lot faster than a human...isn't there a way of equalizing this with a mechanical "finger" or something?  I won't say it's "cheating," but it certainly doesn't go very far to prove the kinds of things that I assume IBM is trying to prove.

Also, I wonder whether Watson would've been able to answer the question at 2:45 if Trebek hadn't misread the title of the book.