There is pretty much one thing good about diet soda, and that is, it's something people with Diabetes (or who otherwise shouldn't have any sugar) can drink.
The taste ranges from horrible to not particularly great, but if you drink it for a while you get used to it / tolerate it, and then it's not so bad.
Thank god for this. I hope that there is eventually some global body that not only manages but enforces the proper treatment of intelligent machines once they exist. I've always liked machines more than people because machines are far more reliable. (ie. they do what you tell them to and they do it HOW you tell them to do it) And if you interact with your machines properly, they treat you very well. I'm so much of a stickler
The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison