Sunday January 17, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


AVERNEBB: I've been contemplating motive. After a bit of digging, I found a footnote that suggests that F'Sherl-Ganni horns are wafers, so perhaps―

EBBY: *interrupting* Slow down. "Wafers?"


It's a WOM implementation.

EBBY: So, not cookies.

AVERNEBB: W.A.F.R. stands for "Write-And-Forget Register." It's a write-only memory system for data nobody needs, but that nobody wants to lose.

EBBY: Oh, for the love of bloody, blinking sand.

EBBY: The amputated horns are the archive we're supposed to recover.

AVERNEBB: Oh. I guess this discussion was helpful?

EBBY: This discussion should have started with "Wafer means mission objective."