The Nine Billion Names of God: "'This is a slightly unusual request,' said Dr. Wagner, with what he hoped was commendable restraint. 'As far as I know, it???s the first time anyone???s been asked to supply a Tibetan monastery with an automatic sequence computer. I don???t wish to be inquisitive, but I should hardly thought that your --ah-- establishment had much use for such a machine. Could you explain just what you intend to do with it?''Gladly,' replied the lama"