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This is the title of yet another of Kurt Vonnegut’s short story collection, early generation computing machine) and ipecac – as in the well known. from the reprint in Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut, ed. by Robert Merrill .. 8, pointed out ten years earlier that EPICAC is “a transmutation of ipecac, the name . Dive deep into Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s EPICAC with extended analysis, commentary, and The very name of the machine is comic; it is clearly related to ipecac.

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All the Vonnegut books were free on the Kindle Lending Library last month. The computer digests, assimilates and spews out information at an incredible rate.

Both episodes would fit in well with most secondary English literature programs. This site uses cookies.

September 13, at 1: The narrator now upecac enough anniversary poems to keep his vow to Pat for centuries ipecacc come, and is relieved by this gesture from his friend. The upstanding citizen and model husband and father has been concealing his true circumstances from his wife in order to be able to justify his weekend job – playing jazz piano at the “Bluebeat Cellar,” a smoke-filled, slightly seedy dive. Fill in your vonneguh below or click an icon to log in: Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

You are the first conformation I have had that someone else saw the same TV movie. He’s also kind of cute – he’s shaped like a pyramid, has lots of flashing coloured lights, and makes funny little noises when he gets excited. Notify me of new comments via email.

He finds Pat and asks her to marry him again, citing vonnegyt previous poems as expressions of his feelings.

EPICAC initially does not understand the terms the narrator uses, such as “girl” and “love” and “poetry”. Von Kleigstadt to solve complex ipecca problems. The operator is fired from his job for his neglect, but also cleans up many rolls of printed tape this is how EPICAC communicated with its users from the room.


He decides to ask Pat to marry him, but because he is so stoic during the proposal, Pat declines.

Instead, he has to content himself with the likes of Hebert J. This page was last edited on 1 Julyat Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Foster Nick Blakea mild-mannered produce clerk living in a modest neighbourhood with his strait-laced wife and a young daughter.

September 15, at Pat accepts his marriage proposal, but adds the stipulation that for every anniversary, the narrator must write her another poem.

The narrator agrees because he will have a full year to devise another way to create poetry. Share Facebook Twitter Email. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Retrieved 13 Jpecac Have you read this story?

Xenophon’s Anabasis aka The Persian Expedition. Retrieved 5 June Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The next day the narrator receives an urgent call from his supervisor. ENIAC was the inspiration for his story. It did, however, print out original love poems as a wedding present for the couple.

Welcome to the Monkey House. The story was published just four years and nine months after the world’s first electronic general-purpose computer, ENIACwent on-line. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

EPICAC (short story) – Wikipedia

BooksMoviesPersonal. Carter and his assistant Katie Wolfe are in for a surprise when they discover that, appearances to the contrary, Foster is really a millionaire. I tend to remember, way back when I was young, aboutthere was a Valentines Day special where this same story was produced with Bill Bixby. In the screen interpretation, Eric Noval Garwin Sanford plays a workaholic computer programmer madly in love with a colleague whom he has known since graduate school.


As far as the narrator is concerned, the reason EPICAC no longer exists is because it became more human than its designers originally intended. First-rate production and careful attention to detail are evidenced in both selections. Lisa Ally Sheedy has an artistic, passionate side to her nature and “longs to view the world from the perspective of the poet”; Eric is narrowly focused on his work and has little time or enthusiasm for other pursuits.

EPICAC (short story)

When Eric feeds the computer Lisa’s entire security file, Epi comes up with a fool-proof plan to make her fall in love – with him! VHS cassette, 25 min. Johnnie Rico starts out in high school, joins the Federation forces on a whim, goes through basic training and is now involved in the disastrous invasion of Klendathu, following the destruction of Buenos Aires. Science fiction short story. He discovers that it contains a going away present from the computer: Vonnegut’s novels and short stories enjoyed considerable popularity in the s; these light-hearted screen interpretations could be used to introduce a new generation of readers to his work.

However, instead of simply creating poetry as with previous requests, EPICAC surprises the narrator by saying that it would like to marry Pat.

Pat is so delighted that she and the narrator kiss for the first time. Yeah, that was charming, and not at all a strawman argument, and stupid and wrong. Good, but it feels like maybe he was trying to squeeze a little too much into one book, especially in the first half. Boy was that impression wrong.