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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Robutler  
  A robotic butler.  

"... Firtina Amalgamated (construction) Robutlers, Limited. The finest product on the market."

"What is?"

"Robutlers."

"You wouldn't think me dense if I asked what a robutler is?"

"A luxury product that is a necessity for the proper home. A robot that is programmed, trained, articulated and specially designed for but a single function. A butler, a servant, a willing aid around the house that makes the house a home, relieving the lady of the establishment of the chores and cares and stresses of modern living . . ."

From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge, by Harry Harrison.
Published by Pyramid in 1970
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