Monday, July 25, 2011

Who’s Winning?

In the beginning, we anthropomorphized our machines.  

“My hard drive is temperamental.”  

“My computer hates me.” 

“This #$%%ing machine won’t let me get anything done today.”

Now, it feels like a reversal.  Our machines have mechanized us.  

“I wish I had more cycles in my day.”   

“Sorry, I don’t have the bandwidth to take that on.”   

The score at halftime: Machines 1, Humans 0.  

Maybe it’s time to reboot our relationship.