Turning the baby on, it sparks into life, my sparlking new device sings its startup sound and streams an animated intro to me. When this electric dust has settled it emits a warm colour and entreats me to fondle its touch sensistive screen. I so and it responds with alacrity at my fingers’ caress.

Yes it is alive and responsive. Turn it on and you are fully in control and master of all that you hold.

It sings, yes it sings to me in vibrant tones and vivid hues.

It slips neatly back into its smooth sheath. Ensconced in dark it bleeps once and goes quiet and lifeless.