Monday November 11, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — Post Post-Dated Check Loan


Kevyn: Have you ever grown an Artificial Intelligence, Thurl?
Thurl: Not on purpose. Ennesby and I accidentally spawned one in the Luna GovCentral network.
Sign: Hypernet Hut
Kevyn: Well, we're starting with a clean slate here. I've ripped out all the Tausennigan sentient-class hardware from this ship, and installed several off-the-shelf processors.
Kevyn: I've also purchased a license to grow and register an H/V level four A.I., which this hardware will nicely support, once it's all strung together correctly.
Thurl: I didn't know you could buy a license for that.
Kevyn: It's just like the license to become a parent.
Kevyn: You pay your fee, pass a couple of tests. . . The only thing missing is the stressor scan on your
Thurl: Right. Got it. Any more information would be too much, thanks.