"I do think there is a link in that in both cases, writing fiction or writing a computer program, at any given moment you're focusing on a very specific and particular thing—one word, one line of code, whatever."
Readers might be thinking about Susan Calvin the robopsychologist at US Robots and Mechanical Men, Inc. in Isaac Asimov's Robot series. Also, fans of Arthur C. Clarke recall the psychological difficulties of the HAL 9000 from his 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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