Monday November 14, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei
Part III: Return to the Tub of Happiness

Transcript

Narrator:Another Daysun-Tingo robot later.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:Captain, I understand that you're angry, but violence against us is pointless.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:Each of us is in continual contact with the Daysun-Tingo core, so no information is lost in the event of an industrial accident.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:DT-302b, the unit you destroyed is "alive" and well, waiting impatiently to be imprinted upon a fresh blank.
Captain Tagon:So deadly violence does inconvenience you. That means it can still be used for behavior modification.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:Err. . . that's not what I -
Narrator:In the Daysun-Tingo core. . .
DD-101M:Okay, that tingled very unpleasantly.
DT-Comptrol:Yes. All units are being instructed to turn down the gain on their damage sensors.
DT-203b:"Pain will help us cut maintenance costs" you said. You didn't mention how much it would HURT.