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Steve woke up this morning with a to-do list in his head. His Deathday party was on Friday, in two days. He wanted it to be a surprise, so the invitations described the gathering as the next meeting of geniuses. Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect had delivered the invites; everyone had accepted.
Steve woke up this morning and had to acknowledge that, in spite of himself, he must be changing, becoming a new person, exactly as Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had predicted. What else could explain his erratic behavior the last few days? Continue reading
Steve woke up this morning surprised to find that he was not in his sleeping space in The Star. He was still seated across from Arthur C. Clarke in the food tent where they had been having tea yesterday afternoon. They must have been mind-locked for more than twelve hours. He knew they were close to solving the problem of how to initiate communication from The Cloud to The Earth.
Steve woke up this morning glad that he had spent yesterday playing with his friends. At first, when John Lennon and his girls had surprised him on his meditative walk, he had been furiously angry. He hated being interrupted when his mind was just beginning to soar, when ideas were coming fast, when solutions seemed within reach. Continue reading
Steve woke up this morning glad that the weekend had finally arrived. His time was his own for the next two days and he knew what he wanted to accomplish. It was no small feat that he set himself. He wanted to save Apple from self-destructing. Continue reading
Steve woke up this morning with the understanding that becoming a new person was not something that happened overnight. It was going to take more than resolve and desire—it was going to take time. Well, he had time and time to spare. He had 55 years to get the job done. Continue reading
Steve woke up this morning with the words “You’re literally becoming a new person” in his head. Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had told him that yesterday at their emergency session, and he wanted to believe it. For four days now he had successfully avoided the temptation to go up to the tenth floor of the iTower and check the news.
Steve woke up today determined to start planning his anniversary party. It was only twenty days away and he had done nothing about it since the idea came to him last week. Continue reading
Steve woke up this morning at the usual time, but he felt like he hadn’t slept at all. Last night had not brought pleasant dreams of his past life on The Earth. Continue reading
Steve woke up this morning with the thought that thirty days from today would be his one year anniversary on The Cloud. He must have been dreaming about The Earth again. That usually got him thinking about time passing. It was so different up here where no one ever got any older. Continue reading