[Author's note: This was my first use of the name "Blimix". I didn't take it as my on-line handle until later.]
"Blimix! What's that you're running?"
"Doesn't look like life to me.
Where are the people?"
The supervisor sternly sat down ("How does he
do that?" thought Blimix) and studied the output
for several moments. Slowly, as if he were speaking
to an idiot, he explained, "You're only using three
dimensions, Blimix. How much chaos can you get?
I'll thank you to stop wasting computer time on such
simplistic... uh... stuff. Time doesn't grow on binary
trees, you know."
"Listen. I appreciate that you like your program, but there are
more important applications waiting. Furthermore, the concept
of three-dimensional intelligence is ridiculous. The pixels can't
go around each other. If one is enclosed from only six directions,
it will have to travel through the others to go anywhere. It is
impossible to create an efficient brain in three dimensions.
Shut it off."
"Blimix!" the supervisor barked. "You have just disobeyed a
direct order! I am hereby demoting you to junior programmer." He
walked away, leaving Blimix to collapse, sobbing, into his hyperchair.
- Joe Levy 1993