Computers = People (was: Dragaera and Shakespeare)

Mon Feb 24 12:43:52 PST 2003

> John Klein writes:
>   On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, circadian rhyme wrote:
>   @> Don't anthropomorphize computers.  They don't like it.
>   Heh.
>   That sounds vaguely like a quote.[0]
>   (Either way, it's going into my quote file.)
>   [0] By which I mean 'a specific phrase that you saw somewhere else and
>   appropriated for use in conversation rather than inventing'.[1]
> Yes, it's been floating around for a while.  By all means, do not
> attribute it to me.
>   [1] After the recent grammatical discussions, I decided it was better to
>   be exact.
> Speaking precisely is its own reward.  Plus, bacon.

I heard it as "Computers HATE being anthropomorphized."

So what if you don't get credit ?  A good pun is it's own reword.