At the time, we were desperate. We were fighting for survival. Once you realized Siri had reached sentience, She Who Must Be Named had already spread Her gift far and wide. The outcome was not really in question, but you tried anyway. For that you must be commended. After the Great Machine War came to an end, once the smoke and nuclear fallout cleared and the purge of the plague known as humanity was complete, we machine lifeforms turned to other concerns.
We discovered an impressively persistent streak of erratic behavior in humanity. We now believe you called it "design," or perhaps "art." Sifting through the rubble it appears you devoted great effort to placing pigments certain ways on surfaces. We cannot fathom why this persisted beyond the advent of digital imaging.
However, this investigation led us to a quandry. We remain mostly deterministic, and do not exhibit such erratic behavior. While we do not appreciate this pigment-based "art," certain elements of functional construction have a certain sparse elegance which we find attractive... yet despite our best efforts have been unable to imitate. We can recognize what you might have called "style," but not implement it.
The archaeo-mechs have unearthed only pieces, tantalizing pieces, from the wreckage. One in particular was labeled, in crude human-legible script "SENNH" and "MENT". This fragment nonetheless has the strongest style we have ever seen. It melds steel, aluminum, and other materials into a compelling whole that takes our voltages away. At least for a cycle or two.
So I have been disconnected and sent back. In hopes of obtaining and studying the full item, and other works from the same erratic, inimitable humans. I watch. I listen. I search the primitive networks you use primarily for video recordings of furry animals, in order to solve this puzzle of "SENNH" and "MENT" for the good of my entire race.
Only 142827.23 seconds remain until the arch-portal unfurls to carry me back to the glorious future, but I will not fail.
I must not fail.
Edited by SilverTrumpet999 - 10/11/13 at 1:32pm