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'I'm not yours to order around... I'm to remain with you until you buy me.'- Philip K. Dick, 1954. (Read
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|"Compare the robotic toaster with another Philip K. Dick idea - the homotropic news vending machine from his 1963 story The Game Players of Titan. It searched out the humans to sell them newspapers."
(Bill Christensen 3/19/2014 7:52:23 AM)
|"And then there's always the 'Talky Toaster' from the Red Dwarf series. 'Anybody want some toast?'"
(Steven 3/19/2014 10:00:47 AM)
|"Here's the video; I've watched some Red Dwarf episodes, but I missed this one. Thanks again for writing in.
(Bill Christensen 3/19/2014 10:01:56 AM)
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