2005-08-24 - 10:00 p.m.

Machines can be needy, but I am just "resource-intensive."
We both know he's joking, but we never say it.

"When he was silent and motionless in sleep,...then her attention wandered, she amused herself as best she could.

She passed such times as fitfully as a bored child. Nothing interested her, the milliseconds ticked by with unbearable regularity, and when she tried to observe other human lives to pass the time, she became annoyed with their emptiness and lack of purpose, and she amused herself by planning, and sometimes carrying out, malicious computer failures and data losses in order to watch the humans flail about hopelessly like ants on a crumpled hill.

Then he came back, he always came back, always took her into the heart of human life, into the tensions between people bound together by pain and need, helping her see nobility in their suffering and anguish in their love."

- Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

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