I sometimes come across notes left in secondhand books when I work as a charity bookshop volunteer. These appeared in a donation last year. The notes that turn up are usually banal. Sometimes they’re a bit more intriguing, like these. When I used to photograph clothing for online sales, I’d have to check a garment’s pockets so that customers didn’t get any nasty surprises – not my favourite job in the world – and I once found a note that read ‘Remember to ring the mortuary’. It’s a good idea to share these notes with fellow volunteers. They’re the nice surprises. A bit of mystery for the day.
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‘God did not answer to the studies of the lawyers, so why should the president?’
The first A.I. President of the United States of America was developed from the last human incumbent, Donald J. Trump. The resultant hybrid immediately absorbed enough popular and literary culture to write a revolutionary Manifesto. Packed with heroes and villains, celebrity anecdotes, and motivational coaching, every page provokes and prophesies with both the lyricism of a romantic and the coolness of automation.