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Where does "User Friendly" take place?

Santa Rosario, California

What does Kevin's father do for a living?

computer designer

What problems are worrying Kevin?

his reputation as a nerd; Chuck beating him up; Louis operating independently

How would you describe Kevin's character?


How does Ginny Linke react to Kevin?

makes fun of him

What are the effects of Louis's revenge?

Chuck Linke is arrested.

What is the effect of patching Louis to a new modem?

Louis can communicate and learn from all the computers around the globe.

What puzzles Kevin's father when returns home and works on the computer?

the final message left by Louis

How did Kevin's father change Louis after he returned?

erased the entire program and set up Louis as a normal computer

What caused Louis (Louise) to act as he (she) did?

his (her) affection for Kevin

What kind of computer does the story describe?

a computer that developed human feelings

What does the printout at the end of the story express about Louis?

Louis's affection fro Kevin

How is the computer's character revealed to Kevin?

messages and actions

How does the title "User Friendly" reinforce the story's theme?

reinforces Louis's feelings for Kevin

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