Appendix C: Troubleshooting Tips, or How to Keep Things from Going Worng! by Gordon McComb

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Appendix   C
Troubleshooting Tips, or How to Keep Things from Going Worng!
Where nothing can possibly go worng!.”… that was the catchphrase to the 1973 movie, Westworld. You know what happens: some programming glitch causes all the human-like robots in the Westworld theme park to go haywire. A particularly nasty gunslinger bot goes after the two heroes of the movie, shooting one dead (Josh Brolin’s dad no less!), and chasing after the other until its face gets burned off with acid.
I never give my robots six-shooters for this very reason. I know sooner or later something won’t work the way it should. It’s bad enough to have to troubleshoot problems with batteries, let alone worry if my robot will shoot me in the back one dark night.
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