by Chris Ovenden
Right after my PhD, I took a job at Omni-book. You remember? That search-engine. Had this algorithm that could take you where you wanted with just one search term.
No? I Suppose that makes sense.
Not many places hire philosophers, so when I saw this advert for a logician, I pounced. Wrote my application Saturday night. Interviewed Monday morning. Started Tuesday afternoon. It was like it was made for me.
Anyway, it turned out there was no algorithm. The engine was run by God. Well, a god---lower case g. These geniuses had somehow trapped this Aztec sky demon in their servers. Kept it busy solving paradoxes while they used it to power their searches.