"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
The star chamber in the home of Presteign was built to provide the ultimate in security. So much so, that human employees were often forgone in favor of robots.
Compare to the usuform robot bartender from Q.U.R. (1943) by Anthony Boucher.
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