Tuesday November 12, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — Post Post-Dated Check Loan


Tagon: Kevyn, Thurl, I need to be one hundred percent sure that nobody else has a back-door into this artificial intelligence you're installing for the ship.
Kevyn: Sir, it's all commercial hardware, from six different vendors with three completely unique value chains.
Kevyn: The only way for there to be out-of-spec back doors or faults common to all these systems is if there were a secret cabal or conspiracy among all the manufacturers and vendors we used.
Kevyn: Of course, if there were such a cabal, they probably wouldn't have our best interests in mind.
Tagon: Welcome to my world, Kevyn.
Thurl: We'll start digging around, sir.