} Oh, are you in luck! We are currently in the process
} of rolling out a brand new interface, and no telescope
} is needed. It's starting only in major cities, but we
} plan to expand rapidly assuming the response is good.
} Basically, you'll find my incarnations positioned
} in doorways, alleys, and cardboard boxes at various
} locations throughout the downtown shopping and
} banking districts. When you stumble across one,
} perhaps literally, take a moment to try out the
} interface. Just lean over, if necessary, and say
} in a clear and steady voice something like "Oh
} Oracle, Most Wise, keeper of a thousand flames of
} sagacity, please answer me this question: how much
} Well, don't actually ask the marmot question. You
} get the idea.
} In many cases you will receive an answer right away;
} often it will be trenchant and observational, or
} deeply spiritual and even messianic, or lusty and
} a bit earthy, no different than you are accustomed
} to from the Oracle. In fact, these incarnations are
} the very cream of the crop, exactly the ones you
} already communicate with, so expect the unexpected.
} Occasionally the reply will be in the form of coded
} gibberish, or vomit or urine, each of which you will
} have to interpret for yourself. If the incarnation
} seems irate, don't be alarmed, this is just part of
} the experience.
} In other cases the incarnation may not reply, or for
} that matter even appear to have heard you. Don't
} worry about that either; this is merely the equivalent
} of "The Oracle is pondering your question." Come
} back another time and see if your response is ready.
} You are welcome to attempt an "ask me", as well.
} Try your best to make sense of the question you
} receive, and then answer it. Be forewarned, it may
} be difficult to turn off this feature, once invoked.
} If the incarnation requests some form of tribute, it
} is recommended that you give with a glad heart.
} I hope you enjoy this new initiative, and I look
} forward to seeing the beta-test report from Zadoc.
} You owe the Oracle (you guessed it) spare change.