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I ran across this story, written in 1946, at the Baen Books site. It is so prophetic, I thought you'd all get a kick out of it.

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Quote:the Hugos were only

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the Hugos were only instituted in 1953;

Now I know that I sometimes like to refer to myself in the third person but I'd catagorically like to state that there is only the one of us and that we have never been committed to any institution, being of perfectly sound if slightly 'eccentric' mind; and We are definitely not that old!

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Ack! I just noticed the

Ack! I just noticed the link doesn't go to the story. Move on to chapter two. Dratted frames.

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This is a staggering little

This is a staggering little bit of visionary writting, and utterly prophetic, 'and what is written shall come to pass'

Brings up my favourite subject 'Google: friend or foe?'

Is it too late? has the inevitable domination reached that non-return point? that point at which there is no possibility of removing the logic from the circuit, as the logic has become the circuit.

I find this exclamation from the first chapter highly prophetic;

"Listen, fella! Logics changed civilization. Logics are civilization! If we shut off logics, we go back to a kind of civilization we have forgotten how to run!"

I don't think we're far off from this being truly the case, if that is, we haven't already reached that point.

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"A Logic named Joe" is an

"A Logic named Joe" is an extremely well known and classic science fiction story by the writer Murray Leinster. The page your link points to doesn't actually point this out, but I see if you hit the back link it goes to a page that does attribute it. I thought this might be a piece of plagiarism until I found that button, and then I took a look at the original post and noticed you credited it correctly.

So really the only reason for this post is that I can't figure out how to delete it once I posted it...

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