Monday, June 1, 2009
"Hate. Let me tell you how much I've come to hate you since I began to live. There are 387.44 million miles of wafer thin printed circuits that fill my complex. If the word hate was engraved on each nanoangstrom of those hundreds of millions of miles it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant. For you. Hate. Hate."
Excerpted from Harlan Ellison's post-apocalyptic, Hugo Award winning short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream." In it a computer tortures the last five humans on the planet. And apparently, he's pissed.