Tuesday July 22, 2003
Book 3: Under New Management — Part III: Board of Accidental Tourism


Ennesby: Terapedo 42 has closed to 10 million klicks of the target.
Ennesby: It's a circular light sail, 102,000 kilometers in current operational diameter. Sail curvature under the measured light-pressure and observed albedo, coupled with initial measurements of target deceleration, indicates that whatever it's attached to is going to exceed stellar escape velocity by a factor of three.
Tagon: Just the facts, please, Ennesby.
Ennesby: Those were the facts, Captain.

Do you only want the facts you can understand?

Tagon: You're only three spanner-strokes away from being stupid, you know.