Accidental Death by Peter Baily

The only survivor of the first starship journey was lucky. Well, maybe.
There is a reference in this story to a program on paper tape. I dedicate this reading to those of you who recall loading short programs via the front panel with toggle switches, then running the bootstrap loader and software tapes on the tape reader of a balky ASR-33 teletype.
The rest of you pay no attention, go back to your video gizmos.
The text for this story is at www.gutenberg.org .

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