Well, my sense of software is that it’s something that is both speech and a device, depending on how you define it. When you talk about software as speech, many good things tend to flow from that. When you use software as a device you can get into great benefits and also fairly scary issues.
— Don Marti
The above was taken from the November 2005 issue of Linux Journal in an article titled “Dialogue with Don“. This article is definitely worth reading if you have access to it or can wait for it to become freely available.