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I Am Your Enemy

A Tween’s Take, circa 1993

A look through some old boxes from Allie’s childhood turned up this sheet of gold. We’ve deduced that it was penned in or around 1992-93 when she was 11 or 12 years old. If you’ve ever met AJ (in all her kindness & delight), you’ll definitely understand why everyone is especially taken aback when reading through this for the first time. (click to enlarge)

We forget how widespread these sorts of fears were some 15+ years ago. It’s  also funny to recall how we understood human and technological interests to be so fundamentally opposed, or disconnected, back then.

If you’re curious, Allie got an A on her project. Her teacher’s comment read “May I have perspective? You have caught the feeling many have of computers.”

3 comments on “I Am Your Enemy

  1. Allie Janson
    August 12, 2010

    Really Sean, this is a little embarassing. Although I do wish I could remember the sentiment that promted this piece of work…

    Interestingly, at that point in time I think I had a Mac desktop computer. Cleary the comapny has come a long way in terms of user friendliness!

  2. Mark James
    August 13, 2010

    Ha! I remember feeling exactly the same way about my work Olivetti M24 in 1992.

  3. Beth J
    August 18, 2010

    Whatever, I loved my computer in 1992: Word Perfect, “Tapper” and Pine for email.

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