I always have time for an Alan Levine rant. Here's the thrust of this one: "Might the antidote to some future/present sense of powerless miasma to an algorithmic fueled inescapable AI matrix be just human created quirkiness?" My answer, of course, is yes! I have always loved the fact that people use tech however they want to. It makes me happy to see people use a trillion dollars worth of technology to send cat pictures to each other. Failure to understand this is failure to understand what makes a technology great, and the instant you can't use something for your own purpose is the instant that thing has become useless to you.