“…communication is a cuisine of gestures and words, of ideas and information, with its recipes and its subtleties, its auxiliary instruments and its neighboring effects, its distortions and its failures. It is false to believe henceforth that electronic and computerized objects will do away with the activity of users. From the hi-fi stereo to the VCR, the diffusion of these devices multiplies ruses and provokes the inventiveness of users…and, thus become producers of their own little “cultural industry…In turn, this collection becomes the bartering object in the network of family or friends.”
Michel de Certeau and Luce Giard, “A Practical Science of the Singular” in The Practice of Everyday Life, Volume 2: Living and Cooking. (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1998), 254.