(from Facebook)

My mom, quietly interacting with her iPad, suddenly makes a sound like a cat moving from concern to anger and then suddenly says with quiet, voice-creaking intensity:

“I hate you.”

I have never heard my mother say these words or emote like this. I am taken aback. I ask, analytically, have you ever uttered this in the context of an interaction with a computer that requires the use of a mouse and/or keyboard?

“Probably not,” she says.

Great, I gave my mom a Christmas gift (years ago) that leads her to experience and express emotional states she has literally fought her entire life. You’re welcome!



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