Thursday June 30, 2005
Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist — Part V: Instant Replay


Ennesby: Captain, I'm fairly unique among artificial intelligences. I am FREE.
Ennesby: I work for you because I want to. I fly your ship for you because I enjoy it. I am compelled to accept orders only by my conscience.
Ennesby: This makes ma an equal with the rest of your troops. They aren't hard-wired to obey you, yet they'll follow you to the ends of the Universe.
Captain Tagon: Yes, but none of them can steal my ship.
Ennesby: None of them are smart enough to know that it was the right to do at the time.