Saturday December 9, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Bureaucracy Bountiful


Breya:Here's your 300-page form, all filled out.
Luna Bureaucrat:You can't be done already! Not unless you used a computer!
Breya:Or a bona-fide artificial intelligence.
Ennesby:Hi there.
Ennesby:I hope your fine government does not discriminate against artificial life-forms.
Luna Bureaucrat:Humph. It's legal, but it's certainly a violation of the spirit of the law.
Breya:The spirit of the law is the least of the things we're prepared to violate.
Luna Bureaucrat:This paperwork looks excellent. Ummm... er... Have a nice day?