"Why won't the TV answer me? Everything talks, Daddy, toaster talks, fridge talks, garage talks, why won't TV talk?"
"No, honey, just a few years ago nothing but people talked."
"Old TV is stupid. Old toasters are stupid, too. Everything old is stupid."
"I'm sort of old. Am I stupid?"
"No, Daddy. You can talk. You listen to me. You're not stupid. Only things that don't listen are stupid."