Type 'Genie' and 'RUN'
|Type “GENIE” and RUN
This was not the first time that the stupid thing had raised his
blood pressure or caused him to use words which would have been
familiar to the ancient Anglo-Saxons.
At one time, James White did little more than loiter beside the
cybernetic superhighway. But he learned fast*. ‘Type
“Genie” and Run’ is a comic-inferno fable about
those perverse inanimate objects that pass themselves off as ‘computers’.
Just like Tron, in fact, only with real words. The first-person
narrator remains hidden behind his cloak of anonymity, which mught
or might not be significant.
*James always did beat me at Space Invaders (et bloody cetera).
These shock victories/defeats caused no upset in the computer-gaming
**His Favorite Game in later years was X-wing, and apparently he
was very good.
Synopsis by Graham Andrews
- THE GATE No 1, April 1989