Wednesday March 10, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part IV: Mallcop Command


MALANTHYUS: The security cameras are networked, obviously, but there are no outside connections.

No hypernodes, no infratalk, no freeqychat, nothin'.  They talk to their control box, and that's it.

The only way to tell all the cameras something is to do it from this terminal right here, and only maybe six of us have keys to get at it.

LEGS: So if all the cameras went to sleep during, say, the commission of a crime, we would have maybe six suspects to consider.

MALANTHYUS: Oh...  Yeah, I guess so.

LEGS: But not you of course because you're being so helpful.