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?