I believe that the concept glitch and error in relation to making things visible is very relevant to us today. I found Benjamin Mako Hill’s article to give some thought provoking examples of this in particular. Initially, his discussion about ATMs running on windows was very compelling to me. It made me think about other similar technologies like the electronic soda dispensers that they have in restaurants like Jack in the Box. Similar to the ATMs, these machines also experience errors from which we notice that they too run on windows software.
Aside from this, I also found the discussion on T9 and how our phones today have prediction programs installed in them that can act as error as well. The most relatable example that I also found to quite humorous was this autocorrecting system in relation to profanity and swear words. I feel that I have personally experienced this frustration when I am trying to write Fu**ing and am always met with the word ducking. What I find most interesting is that the use of the word ducking in most situations is quite irrelevant but at the same time reveals to the receivers that my phone autocorrected and resulted in a typo.
When thinking about this I also found it interesting to think about Hill’s discussion on the emergence of “clbuttuc”. In this situation it is funny to think how in trying to fix an error with T9 programs we found ourselves making even more errors. The example of the Olympic athlete named Tyson Gay was also amusing. Again we notice how the more we try to fix errors we find ourselves reflecting on new errors and the programs and deep functions that cause these errors. It is clear that errors are necessary in our society or else we would lack knowledge of where information comes from as well as the manner in which it is processed.