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letitia campbell

Just a short note to say that in the digital circles that brought this video to my attention (roughly: lefty academics, mostly humanists; and lefty theological and religious types), the comments were more dystopic, or at least nostalgic, in tone: as in, does this bode ill for the future of books? or reading? should we be alarmed? I took the Steve Jobs comment, in that context, as a warning, or a critique. Now, this isn't necessarily a more sophisticated response to a cute video, and still involves all sorts of logical and ideological leaps. But I thought I'd add that since it's such a different reading of the video than the one you lay out.

I love your blog, by the way! Looking forward to the contemplative computing book!

sui

The fact that Professor Baby called me and the refrigerator "Dada" did not mean that she was experimenting with heteronormative ideas about family structure, or declaring a cybernetic kinship with the drink-chilling appliance, or commenting on the fluidity of the boundary between people and machines.

Best. Sentence. Ever. Especially the bit about heteronormativity.

Love this post. I think there's an error in the second to last sentence, though. Did you mean "Babies whose parents don't love them"? :)

Showed this to my roommate, who's been studying logic, and just from the video she noted how the claims had no logical basis.

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Thanks very much! And yes, that was kids should have been parents. Ive changed it.

JohnBlakes

This isn't necessarily a more sophisticated response to a cute video, and still involves all sorts of logical and ideological leaps. But I thought I'd add that since it's such a different reading of the video than the one you lay out.

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