At 09:34 PM 21/02/01 -0500, Jim Fehlinger wrote:
< another long and brilliant series of analytic comments >
>The robot's voice becomes slower and lower in pitch as it dies, like HAL's
>(of course, the metaphor in both cases is a wind-up phonograph running down).
Well, even older tech than that, I'd say: a music box (with a pirouetting
dancer, say), or even older: a clock with figures coming and going at the
striking of the hour.
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