“Material thing are often like that. They have a certain humility. They jump up and down and confronts you as a critical symbols of yourself or your relationships. They don’t theorise themselves or abstract themselves. Often one only really pays attention to them when they don’t work, or look awkward or out of place. Normally they just serve, in a relatively humble way, as forms through which relationships are expressed and development; the simply technology through which – with play, some passion, some muddling through – we come to accept and occasionally celebrates our various relationships.”
Danny Miller in The Comfort of Things, pg 152