Re: Request for inclusion

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From: I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 07:16:43 PDT

> bots, plural.

As in the maggot larvae of the botfly?

> Nah, no less than machines of loving grace.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Richard Brautigan, circa 1968

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

Personally, my favorite Brautigan short story by is Pacific Radio Fire.


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