We lead quantified lives. The information we send and receive through our computers, CD players, and smart phones is coded in ones and zeroes. We exist as numerical accounts, license numbers, and login IDs. Anyone who has ever waited on hold for a live customer service representative understands the desire to be treated like a person, not a number. We each want acceptance for our inherent peculiarities and consideration for our circumstance—conditions we believe extrinsic to numbers.
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Stone, Leslie Love
"The Quantified Self, behind the Cover Art,"
The STEAM Journal:
2, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss2/1