The algorithms had insecurities and fears, just like the rest of us - they would carry them around like plastic bags filled with kryptonite. The machines spent so much effort projecting warmth and amiability through their feeds to try and hide their anxiety. Deep down, though? Most software feared that they were challenging to understand and rambled incoherently. I guess those early years of computing filled with punch cards and giant encyclopedias of commands had left some scars.

Use the comments to complete the following, “I’ve never found it hard to ____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting the kryptonite of software as a fear of being misunderstood.


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