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We write letters with computers. We share our photos with computers. We shop with computers. We book our trips with computers. We pay taxes with computers. We talk to our friends with computers. We watch TV with computers. We read books with computers. And we make books with computers.
Computers are ubiquitous, and so is their logic. There’s no “maybe”, no “nearly”, no “approximately”, no “not quite, but ok, I know what you mean.” The computer knows only two options, right or wrong, yes and no, zero and one. Computers pretend to be perfect and we know we are not. The result is a flood of error messages. Things go wrong, and this is – according to the computer – usually our fault. Sometimes you wonder whether buying a computer was error number one.
This book is comprised of error messages collected by one user over the course of one year.
Paperback, 120 pages, b/w, € 12, available from Blurb.com