Tuesday January 26, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


PETEY: My intel was full of holes. Even under my thumb the F'Sherl-Ganni are quite good at keeping secrets.

CDRE TAGON: I will grant that the worst serial murderers in the history of ever are probably good at keeping secrets.

PETEY: Well, they're good at it because they keep secrets from each other. They orphan data, and then lose it, and they do this on purpose. It is an outrage.

CDRE TAGON: You seem more outraged by what they do to data than what they've done to living beings.

PETEY: I love all kinds of data, and living beings are data that make more data.

CDRE TAGON: You're not making me feel any less like quitting this job.