Saturday March 29, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Prologue: Drydock


Thurl: I'm not sure we need a roboticist on staff right now, Ms Ventura.
Para Ventura: I've heard the rumors, and I can count heads. There are less than a hundred of you on a warship built for thousands.
Para Ventura: You're probably already automating things, but if you want real force-multiplication, you need the help of an expert.
Thurl: And you're that expert?
Para Ventura: I can replace desk-meat like you with a Turing dynamo, an Eliza helix, and a white noise generator.