Monday, October 07, 2013
It is interesting on how we apply human aspects to mechanical devices. My TiVo stopped working today and my first thought was a good bye old friend. Now I'm trying to revive it and thinking of all the shows it introduced me to and the times it allowed my wife and I to share a TV show together without having to worry about the fact it was on when one of us was at work. I am sure others are as guilty as I am and like me apply it to so many other devices. Begging my car to start or feeling alone when my friend the smart phone stops working or has no power. Are we searching for connection and so desperate that we will look everywhere possible but ignore that which is in front of us. So needy of a friend we consult inanimate objects and apply characteristics to them while ignoring the people around us. My friend the computer always willing to listen to me even when I'm annoyed with my wife. Rarely interrupting and willing to take whatever crap I throw at it. Marry me oh bundle of ones and zero's, marry me you sexy pile of silicon, marry me for you know me better than anyone else.