Donal McEvoy wrote:
Would that mean the same thing for a "Touring machine?" Is it an "answering machine" as well"And indeed the phone itself is simply a vehicle of communication thatitself does not communicate, so it is doubly wrong an expression as we do notanswer the phone but respond to the person ringing."
that is only a means to respond to the person "ringing" the machine?Is ANY machine that is programmed by people basically a complicated "answering machine" that allows communication between two human parties, or is a Touring machine somehow NOT an "answering machine" even if it's been programmed by someone in a more complicated way than
(but basically similar to) a phone answering machine?