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Sheridan Bradford
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Nest.  Glass.  New talk of Googlebot—not the crawler, the silent spider, but a real, clanking machine, bouncing in your home.  It is the invisible internet, a wondrous web of things to come.

They will watch, predict, influence.  Without meaning to, if they do... perhaps.  They must be trusted, for we wish to be merry, and what else is there to trust?

And can it be so bad that a brute machine Now knows where you will go, must go, and well before you rise and recall you are meant to get there?

Only in tomorrow can we know if there was always the silent spider, tucked into the rafters, urgently quiet, waiting with artificial patience for all its works to be done before descending.

Have no fear, for you are the product.  Products—like privacy and all the more fragile things—are to always be handled with care.

But if it really is there, will it come down among us?  Will the spider lower itself in the dawn of some distant morning, hunting in the broad light, when all its traps are sprung at last, all its victims bound past any token of defense?

63 years ago, Ray Bradbury wrote "There Will Come Soft Rains."  A young Leonard Nimoy infused the story with the vibrant tones of youth, of hope, reading the whole of it aloud: Leonard Nimoy reads Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" from "The Martian Chronicles"
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The next time ya'll are asking for something to read, keep this handy.

Anyone know if this one's on Kindle?

A History of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company Limited 1882-1957

If that doesn't send chills down your spine, you've never been locked in an unregulated slaughterhouse freezer overnight.
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User-defined styling preferences would be nice. Edit number one: highlighting comment replies made by the original publisher.
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Went to bed thinking over pieces of a novel I've been working on for years. Woke up with a different one -- different genre even -- bouncing around. 6158 words later, back to bed.
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Author of the American West with over negative 1,000,000 copies in print.  There is a reason for these being the present circumstances, and that reason will be replaced with releases when the time to strike arrives.
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