Warning: This post was published more than 5 years ago.
I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!
But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:
- My views might have changed in the 5 years since I wrote this post.
- This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
- Factual information might be outdated.
- Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.
Many thanks for your understanding.
This is Roomba, our deeply futuristic vacuum-cleaning robot. We adopted her about 10 months ago, and she’s hoovered the flat thrice weekly without complaint ever since.
In case you’re concerned, referring to her as female isn’t innate sexism revealing itself, it’s simply a reflection of her female voice…