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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Book 1: That Dinkum Thinkum, Chapter 1

By Robert Heinlein

Book 1: That Dinkum Thinkum, Chapter 1

  • On Monday, May 13, 2075, one Manuel Garcia O'Kelly-Davis is hanging out with his computer pal, Mike.
  • Awesome Snack: May 13, 2075 will totally be a Monday.
  • Mike and Mannie first met when Mike issued a check to a janitor for $10,000,000,000,000185.15 and Mannie was sent in to troubleshoot the problem.
  • By talking with the computer, he discovered two things: The computer became self-aware, and it had a sense of humor. Well, it was working on its sense of humor at any rateā€”Mannie helped the computer begin to develop an understanding on how jokes work.
  • To keep in contact, Mike sectioned off a secret phone line for the two of them to use.