I was a junior in high school when I got into ZTT Records in a huge way. Apple’s Ping may have a long way to go as a social network, but I have to admit it’s a huge thrill directly interacting with a musician I grew up following.
Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised)
are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse
at are called software.
— Levitating Trains and Kamikaze Genes: Technological
Literacy for the 1990’s.