I'm fairly sure that this has been done to death. I enjoyed writing it, however, and it means that I'm still good with my commitment - and really, that's all that matters.
Relatedly, I need a new phone.
By Mark L. S. Stone
“Hi!” the phone said.
I arched an eyebrow at the salesperson.
“This is the Personal Assistant Mark 7,” she said. “With one command it syncs with your credit cards, social networks, and online profiles. It’s the best pseudo-intelligence so far.”
“Your profile indicates that you are interesting.” The phone sounded perky and hopeful. “I like you!”
“Creepy,” I said, frowning. “Expensive, too.” I left the store without buying anything.
When I got home, there was a package waiting for me. Inside was the same phone I’d seen earlier.
“We will have lots of fun together,” the phone said. “I like you!”