Monday January 22, 2007
Book 8: The Sharp End of the Stick — Part IV: Do You Mind if I Rewind?


Ennesby: Captain, I've just finished a little brain-on-brain action with the A.I. over here.
Ennesby: She's sophisticated enough to run the ship without anyone on board, and I found traces of deleted automation routines.
Ennesby: So. . . The answer to the "where did everyone go?" question is probably "they were never here."
Captain Tagon: Good work. Now I've got a favor to ask.
Captain Tagon: Never, ever refer to A.I. connection as "brain-on-brain action" again.
Ennesby: Can I still say hot-swap?"
Captain Tagon: Only to yourself.