A man invents a machine that tells you what you want to hear.
(from Look at the Birdie)
Actually, you don’t always want to hear it. It can be kinda meanspirited to people you like. The name Confido is meant to invoke Fido, like a dog. But this is weirder than a pet. Spooky. As is the case with a lot of Vonnegut stories of a certain vintage, this one was funny and simple, a lark, a laugh.
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