My iPod Touch adorned an engraved quote from the writings of German philosopher and cultural theorist, Theodor Adorno. On a branded device ubiquitous for the explicit and titular purpose (i.e. iPod, iPhone, et al) of self-representation, the quote serves as a gentle reminder that the history of humanity, and the quality of our future, is inextricably tied the history and development of our technologies. I think that there are cold and warm ways to solve problems. Design without empathy is blind and precision without heart is oppressive.