Friday September 11, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part III: Credomar Command


NARRATOR: Credomar...  It looks just like it did when they left it.

EBBY: Credomar's design still baffles me.  Why?

ENNESBY: I did the math.  For power consumption and material use this is as close to the least efficient design they could have used.

It is inherently unstable, fragile, and expensive to maintain.

EBBY: So of course thirty million people moved in.

ENNESBY: If you're going to put all your eggs in one basket, you might as well use an exploding basket.