"I remembered forever after the chilling words, 'I wouldn't do that I were you.' It brings up the basic question: Who's in charge? Man or machine? And in 1968, this was a really presient question, which doesn't surprise me coming from (Arthur) Clarke."
   --Nigel Wade, editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times

Let me put it this way, Mr. Amer. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical defintion of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

Sound: Courtesy 2001 I.R.A.

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