Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Do Androids Dream of Electric Monks?**

"The Electric Monk was a labor-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe."

 from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, a book that was originally published my sophomore year in high school. It's now 2010. Why the hell can't we buy one yet? Screw flying cars. I want my Electric Monk.

**Forgive the literary mashup. I've been on a brilliant-but-dead sci-fi writer kick lately.

1 comment:

  1. When you finally find one Chad send me the blueprint - I want one too...