Yeah, well, you know these Japanese management
Could you, uh, read me the number on the
It's a little boxy thing, Norm, with switches
on it... lets my computer talk to the one
Dade goes to work on OTV. He closes his eyes and a flurry
of half-second video clips from old TV shows flashes by.
He opens his eyes. His screen says ENTERING ARPS 331 and
then wipes to another screen. Automated Record Playback
System. There is a graphic representation of the
station's automatic videotape changer. Dade turns on his
TV set and turns to OTV. It is running a Rush-Limbaugh
type TV show.
...so-called American Indians, Latinos and
Blacks come from a genetically mediocre
Yak yak yak. Get a job!
Dade presses a key on his keyboard. The Video Changer
diagram lights up in red. At the station, a robotic arm
selects a videotape from a huge rack of thousands of
tapes. The "America First" tape slides out of the VTR and
is replaced by an episode of "The Outer Limits" as Dade
watches, drinks Coke and smiles, full of himself.