Trope-a-Day: Machine Monotone

Machine Monotone: Mostly averted.  Who builds a speech synthesizer that can’t handle the subtextual channels, seriously?  Bad design.  People need to be able to relate even to the non-sophont machines, and that means a good emotional simulation is a fundamental part of UI design.

(Played a little straight with the machines and also the non-machines; see Creepy Monotone.)