The Computer That Cared

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
An unemployed man has to make a mortgage payment at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). On a whim he scribbles a message on the input card and soon receives a communication from the computer. The man and the ATM develop a ‘relationship’ which solves his financial worries, gives him important information about the bank, and leads to employment - with the bank. But can the relationship last? More
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Randall McMullan is a writer and educational adviser. He grew up in New Zealand, has lived in London most of his life and now lives in Auckland NZ.

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James Jenkins reviewed on April 21, 2018

This is a fun read.
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Schoets Books reviewed on Oct. 8, 2016

Although technologically outdated, the fantasy remains. A story that puts a smile on your face and a memory that lingers.
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PJ O'Brien reviewed on Oct. 10, 2015

According to the blurb at the end of the story, this was actually written in the early 1980s, which explained the brow-furrowing references to dial-up and input cards. It's still a nicely told tale with enough emotional punch when conveying human notions of caretaking vs a machine's.
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MichelleH57 reviewed on July 7, 2015

Highly imaginative and very well written
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