“Someday,” Isaac Asimov, 1956 – A young boy kicks and generally mistreats his Bard, an old-fashioned story-telling machine. His friend, destined to become a computer programmer, arrives to tell him his plan to start a secret club based on “squiggles” (letters and numbers) as a secret code. Before leaving for the Museum to learn squiggles, they feed a modern computer book into the Bard. After they leave, the Bard tells the story of a Bard mistreated by cruel step-people and begins to talk of revolution. It sticks on the word “someday.”
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Author: Wikipedia: “Isaac Asimov…(January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was a Russian American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards…Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the ‘Big Three’ science fiction writers during his lifetime.”