But Nietzsche did not surrender. In one of his last typewritten letters he addressed media-technological complements and/or human substitu­tion: the phonograph and the secretary. “This machine,” he observed in another equation of writing equipment with writer,” is as delicate as a lit­tle dog and causes a lot of trouble -and provides some entertainment. Now all my friends have to do is to invent a reading machine: otherwise I will fall behind myself and won’t be able to supply myself with sufficient intellectual nourishment. Or, rather: I need a young person who is intelli­gent and knowledgeable enough to work with me. I would even consider a two-year-long marriage for that purpose.”
Kittler: Gramophone, Film, Typewriter , p252