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Comment author: SeanMCoincon 14 July 2015 09:12:53PM *  1 point [-]

"The way to imagine how a truly unsympathetic mind sees a human, is to imagine yourself as a useful machine with levers on it."

Or imagine how you feel about your office computer.  Not your own personal computer, which you get to use and towards which you may indeed have some projected affection. Think of the shitty company-bought computer you have to deal with on a daily basis, else you get fired. That's right.  NOT AT ALL.  "That damned thing CAUSES more problems than it SOLVES!"