those darn uber computers

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 14:27:13 MDT

At 09:21 PM 5/19/2004 -0700, John K Clark wrote:

>We're talking about a brain the size of a planet

from John M. Ford's `SF Cliches: A Sonnet Cycle', in HEAT OF FUSION AND

         The day they powered up the big machine
         Somebody asked if there were a God;
         It hummed, and said with synthovoice serene,
         `I was about to ask *you* that. How odd.'

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