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"We're about 20 minutes away from the point where Clarke's law kicks in and technology becomes indistinguishable from magic."
- Peter Watts

Buttered Toast Robot  
  What it says on the tin.  

A handy addition to any dystopian kitchen.

Toast popped out of a silver toaster, was seized by a spidery metal hand that drenched it with melted butter. Mildred watched the toast delievered to her plate.
Technovelgy from Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
Published by Doubleday in 1953
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Compare to the Electric-Automatic Household Robot Cook from Ely's Automatic Housemaid (1899) by Elizabeth Bellamy, the automated restaurant from A Princess of Mars (1912) by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the robot chef from Robinc (1943) by Anthony Boucher.

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