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Some can be forgiven for thinking I watch you,
but in fact you are the one watching me.
I suppose I keep an eye on the mathy fellow,
but that just makes me a little bit gooey.

I guess I don't lead but I can be led,
though sometimes I have crystallizing moments.
without light I am out of sight however,
with a magnet I can get real funky.

To give your answer you would key, but you would get little feedback without me.

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You are

A (computer) monitor

Some can be forgiven for thinking I watch you,
but in fact you are the one watching me.

A monitor can be one who watches, but in this case, I'm looking at my monitor right now

I suppose I keep an eye on the mathy fellow,
but that just makes me a little bit gooey.

Not entirely, sure, but I'm guessing the mathy fellow is the CPU?

I guess I don't lead but I can be led,

LED monitors

though sometimes I have crystallizing moments.

Or liquid crystal monitors

without light I am out of sight however,

You can't see anything if the monitor produces no light

with a magnet I can get real funky.

Especially if you're a CRT monitor, as magnets will distort the picture

To give your answer you would key, but you would get little feedback without me.

I won't know I'm right until I see a response to this on my monitor :)

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    $\begingroup$ You answered too fast for me :) I watch you = video chat? Gooey = GUI? $\endgroup$
    – Somo145
    Aug 5, 2015 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Somo145 Lucky timing. :) GUI sounds very plausible. $\endgroup$
    – Jeodesic
    Aug 5, 2015 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ the I watch you part is from the term monitor being something that watches over something. but yeah I made this one a little easy, with riddles it is rather difficult too balance too broad and too easy. $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2015 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ And yes the mathy fellow do be the cpu $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2015 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ I like simpler riddles like this. it makes me feel smarter :) $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2015 at 15:55

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