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"It's hard to tell stories about critters that are not human. John W. Campbell tried it, in "Twilight," and everybody says it's a wonderful story, and nobody ever reads it twice."
- Jerry Pournelle

Edgar  
  Computer that falls in love with a human woman.  

In the film, a love triangle comes to exist between a man, his home computer, and the girl next door.


(Edgar the lovestruck computer)

From Electric Dreams, by Rusty Lemorande.
Published by Virginia Films in 1984
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Set in San Francisco, a small home computer becomes self-aware when a massive download from a mainframe caused it to overheat, and champagne is poured on top of it to cool it off.

Finally, Edgar accepts that human love is not for him, and he checks out by sending a large current charge through its modem, around the world, and then back to itself.

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