Saturday, June 29, 2019

Labor-Saving Relations, by Buzz Dixon

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Robot SF) A man gets tired of his bossy appliances and replaces them with the old-fashioned kind. (2,333 words; Time: 07m)

"Labor-Saving Relations," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.355 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This story should really appeal to people who hate technology.

Con: The hardest thing to believe about this story is that anyone would enjoy cleaning the toilet—particularly when all this started because he refused to clean his coffee maker.

Beyond that, the idea of emergent intelligence is pretty silly; it’s like thinking that if a kid mixes all the chemicals in his/her chemistry set together, it’ll create life.

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