London Nautical School Department of English
Mr Waugh’s Dystopia
The empty stadium echoed eerily as the mechanised police-droids methodically scanned the building for bugs. Ironic how such a word can go full-circle. The word bug first arose when the world’s first computers had to be swept with meticulous care for insects at the beginning of every computational round to prevent the short-circuiting of those monolithic counting machines - and thus producing errors in their product. Now the only bugs on the planet were computers themselves; computers that were infinitely superior to those old mainframes, as they were called, and infinitely more dangerous.
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