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"I don't have an e-mail address. As much as I admire the Internet I suffer literally agoraphobia, which in it's original sense means a fear of the marketplace. I do not want to receive three hundred e-mail messages per week from strangers…"
- William Gibson

Basic Robot Personality  
  Providing simple personalities to robots.  

"...we'll make them robots so mean they'll hate themselves. It's a secret process we've got and we aren't letting anyone in on it. We use a radium brain in each one of the robots and we know how to give them personality. Most of our orders are for gentle ones or hard workers, but if you want them mean, we'll make them mean for you.
From Simultaneous Worlds, by Nat Schachner.
Published by Astounding in 1938
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Compare to Genuine People Personalities (GPP) from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams.

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