I'd like to point out, again, that the Doctor regularly interacted with the ship's computer in the exact same manner as the rest of the crew, by talking to it or typing at a computer terminal.
Now that you mention it, that makes little or no sense.
You're right, but of course from a writing and acting standpoint it does make sense. I'm not saying it was the right
decision, necessarily, but it might have created more dramatic problems than it solved to have it otherwise.
Oh, and... hiya, Lindley! I believe the last time I saw you was in Bethesda at a get-together. Maybe we should schedule one soon.