Friday, August 12, 2011

Stephen Fry; computers and dogs

For some people, computers, digital devices and machines of the nature will be functional objects whose purpose is to serve by performing specifically needed tasks. If there is a little tweaking required to ensure that such functions can be better fulfilled, then so be it: let there be a little tweaking. For some people, people like Douglas (Douglas Adams – Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy - PRH) and me, the tweaking is the function. Using a computer to write a book, fill in tax returns or to print out an invoice is something you could do, but how much less fun than messing around. People like Douglas and me bond with digital devices as owners bond with dogs. Unless you are blind, or a shepherd, policeman or security guard, dogs do not have a function, they are there to be loved, tickled and patted – to bring joy.

Quote from the number one bestseller The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry

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