Welcome to the Monkey House - EPICAC Summary & Analysis

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EPICAC Summary

EPICAC is a giant computer created by the government to aid in war. EPICAC cost hundreds of millions of dollars and is now broken and useless. The narrator maintains that EPICAC was not just a machine and reminds the reader of EPICAC's human-like intelligence and sensitivity.

EPICAC takes problems entered into his system by humans and solves complicated world problems immediately. The narrator works the night shift manning EPICAC. With the narrator on the night shift is another mathematician named Pat. The narrator is in love with her and wants to marry her, but she continues to refuse him, saying tthat he is just not romantic enough for her.

One night, the narrator is left alone with EPICAC and types in a simple coded question: "What can I do?" EPICAC replies, "What's the trouble?"

The narrator teaches EPICAC about girls and love. Meanwhile...

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