This morning I had to write two such "Dear Machine" letters ~ another about computer software not activating. That problem I solved on my own ~ fortuitously so. The machine has yet to write back. By comparison, keyboard workarounds are frustration free. It may also be best not to think too long or too hard on the implications for audience or reception theories such as reader reader response.
I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: trying to blog a slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Visit the site to read some slices