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.


('The Jester' by William Tenn)

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Butler-Valet Robot
A gentleman's servant, roboticized.

Flavor-Fix Rheostat - perfect flavor every time
Technology makes sure that the flavor of automatically-produced food is perfect.

Meson Filter - a robotic sense of humor
Provides robots with the ability to tell the difference between jokes that provide a chuckle and jokes that provide a belly laugh.

Robot Comedian - laughs at its own jokes
Joke-telling feature added to a standard butler robot.

Teledar - 3D TV
Three-dimensional television.

Variable Modifier - snicker or belly laugh
Provides the capability of altering standard jokes to fit new circumstances.

Vocalex Kitchen - auto eats
Voice command automatic kitchen.

 

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