This study revisited some of the mid-nineties research into the social nature of computers coming out of Stanford at that time. I re-created a research design whereby a computer would help the study participant on some task, and then ask for help in return on a task that the computer was trying to accomplish. What I did differently in this study was to include a personality assessment to see if we could find any correlations between the number of favors people perform for a generous computer and the reciprocal orientation of the person. In an interesting twist, we ended up not being able to replicate the original results where people on average performed more favors for a helpful computer than they did for a non-helpful computer. What we found, however, was a surprise in that people who ranked low in "agreeableness" did significantly more favors for the computer than the people who ranked high in agreeableness. This ran counter to our hypotheses, and so we ran a second study where we replaced the computer with a human being. In that case it turned out that "agreeable" people did more favors for a helpful human. So as it turns out, maybe people don't treat computers the same way they treat humans, but they still don't seem to treat them as tools. There is a lot more to be investigated here!