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Technology is amok... - Mongologue
July 26th, 2005
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Technology is amok...

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From:koogrr
Date:July 26th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Eh. Everytime I turn of my iRiver it displays Thank You for choosing iRiver and I think, "Yeah, I had a choice, I didn't have to get you, but I did and I'm glad you appreciate it."

Technology that understands it serves me, and isn't some inflexible thing I have to adapt to, now that I like.
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From:chefmongoose
Date:July 26th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Of course, what if someone got you the iRiver as a gift? And you didn't really like it, but had to put up with it? That ?Thank you for choosing.." would gnaw at your every nerve while you went "I wish I'd got an iPod."

Still, that's a nicely subservient appliance, which is how it should be. My microwave going "ENJOY YOUR MEAL" is trying to put itself on a par with me conversationally.

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