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"As opposed to illiteracy, where you can't read, aliteracy means that you can but you just can't be bothered. They say aliteracy is on the rise these days."
- Peter Watts

Electrical Grandmother (Robot Grandma)  
  A robotic companion.  

"...for you who have worried over inattentive sitters, nurse who cannot be trusted with marked liquor bottles, and well-meaning Uncles and Aunts... we have perfected the first humanoid-genre mini-circuited, rechargeable AC-DC Mark V Electrical Grandmother.

"...the Fantoccini Electrical Grandmother is built with loving precision to give the incredible precision of love to your children... She is computerized to tutor in twelve languages simultaneously..."

From I Sing The Body Electric!, by Ray Bradbury.
Published by Knopf in 1969
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The Electrical Grandmother had some other nifty features; for example, she could refill your glass with "clear cold mineral spring water from the tappet in her left forefinger."

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