Not to mention that he tries to develop a sense of humor (as noted with the toilet issues).
It's definitely a cautionary tale for anyone, both at the enterprise & personal level, as the colony's administration took the "super-cheap" route of hooking everything up through the one computer: payroll records (including the administration's "snitches" & informants), communications (regular & secure), all utilities (sewage, water, electricity, telephone), transportation (all tube trains, plus spaceship navigation aids, were computer controlled), news & information...& most importantly life support. Sure, the "lifers" tended to have independent "dumb" systems to manage life support, water & power in their own homes & warrens, but the admin areas were 100% dependent on "Mike" (aka "Mycroft Holmes", as he was a HOLMES-series supercomputer).
Which is why I will *never* install a thermostat that can be remotely controlled over the Internet. If I need to adjust the temperature, I can do it when I'm physically at home -- or simply save money by changing clothes to match the temperature in the house (hello, it's wintertime in the Northern Hemisphere; instead of cranking the heat up so that you can sit around in a T-shirt & shorts, try wearing a sweater & jeans to keep warm... or better yet, buy a nice fleece robe or blanket to keep warm under).
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