Technological animism was the basis for a philosophy called ‘resistentialism’. Its leading figure, Pierre-Marie Ventre, declared that ‘Les choses sont contre nous‘: Things are against us. […]
Resistentialism was actually dreamt up by the humourist Paul Jennings in 1948, but it is one of those schools of thought which ought to exist, and which in our most technologically frustrating moments we devoutly believe to be true.
From: Chandler, Daniel. “Technological or Media Determinism.” The Media and Communications Studies Site. Web. 3 Feb. 2013.