There once was a virtual assistant named Ms. Dewey, a comely librarian played by Janina Gavankar who assisted you with your inquiries on Microsoft’s first attempt at a search engine. Ms. Dewey was launched in 2006, complete with over 600 lines of recorded dialog. She was ahead of her time in a few ways, but one particularly overlooked example was captured by information scholar Miriam Sweeney in her 2013 doctoral dissertation, where she detailed the gendered and racialized implications of Dewey’s replies. That included lines like, “Hey, if you can get inside of your computer, you can do whatever you want to me.” Or how searching for “blow jobs” caused a clip of her eating a banana to play, or inputting terms like “ghetto” made her perform a rap with lyrics including such gems as, “No, goldtooth, ghetto-fabulous mutha-fucker BEEP steps to this piece of [ass] BEEP.” Sweeney analyzes the obvious: that Dewey was designed to cater to a white, straight male user. Blogs at the time praised Dewey’s flirtatiousness, after all.