Etre un homme utile m'a paru toujours quelque chose de bien hideux. To be useful has
always seemed to me quite hideous. Charles Baudelaire Mon coeur mis a' nu, pt.9.
Machines are worshipped because theyare beautiful, and valued because
they confer power; they are hated because they are
hideous, and loathed because they impose slavery. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell Sceptical Essays.