I just got my new laptop computer. This is going to make my work day so much more efficient! It does take some getting used to, but for the most part I am looking forward to developing a working relationship with this handy dandy little device of unlimited connections and consciousness!
So now I must find a name for my little critter. There are a lot of possibilities that go through my mind as I think about it, but for the most part I am going to have to see what sort of energy it holds and how best to respond to that with a label that we all know of as a "name".
It is important to name technology. A car runs better and communicates better when it has a name, as does a computer, a stereo, a tv or anything else that we use on a daily basis. I used to enjoy when people in Star Trek: The Next Generation would give a command to the computer and they would say things like, "Computer, dim the lights please." Such wonderful manners and always addressing the computer so that she (it had a female voice) knew that they were addressing her! That is the sort of relationship that I want to have with my laptop.