Making your software emulate human behavior isn’t always a good idea

Illustrations courtesy of the author

The other day I was returning from a break when I opened a popular software suite. It greeted me with a large and centered message:

“Welcome back, Braxton.”

I breezed past it, trying to get to work, when I realized what had just happened. Did this productivity suite just try to talk to me?

Braxton Perry

creator, programmer, artist, & actor. I think thoughts. Not all thoughts are true. Be wary. https://braxtonperry.com

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