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Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 09:08:31 PDT

I don't know why, but that reminds me of _Dancers at the End of Time_ by
Michael Moorecock. For those of you who haven't read it, it's about these
people who live at the very last second of time, a time when anything is
possible via mind control, and immortality is a reality (and to some, a
burden). It's funny because they have this old malfunctioning computer
that they go to for faulty info about the past, and try to play out some
of the things that used to happen to humans (such as love, depression,
etc). Michael Moorecock's the one who also wrote the Elric series. Fun

On Mon, 22 May 2000, I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory wrote:

> > 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.
> Cheers,
> Wayne

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