October 14, 2023•88 words
Computer says NO.
Computer says NOT ELIGIBLE.
Computer says it will access your location even if you thought you told it not to.
It's always been OK to talk back at it, you know.
Except now it's even chattier, & better at bullshitting.
Our ways of thinking about how we talk through / with computers are stuck in ivory towers of academic & technical English (DOI: 10.1002/9781118584194.ch6)
We need plain ways of knowing how to talk back at computers before all but the nerdiest of us get silenced.