The Jester by William Tenn:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent short story by Tenn (a pseudonym of Philip Klass) depicts a famous comedian who orders a fancy robotic butler with a new-fangled joke-telling feature. Select an invention:

Butler-Valet Robot

Flavor-Fix Rheostat - perfect flavor every time

Meson Filter - a robotic sense of humor

Robot Comedian - laughs at its own jokes

Teledar - 3D TV

Variable Modifier - snicker or belly laugh

Vocalex Kitchen - auto eats

 

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