Passionate Wishes, Part 2
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PASSIONATE WISHES, PART 2
Tanner and Tom are still at the coffee shop, talking with that same air… Except this time, Seth is going to walk in in a second.
TANNER: Well, if you wished for money, you’d have to make sure it didn’t come from someone else’s bank account…
TOM: Or you didn’t bankrupt the local economy.
SETH (walking in, standing up): Hey, guys.
(Tom and Tanner both suddenly shrink, looking protective. Stupid as this sounds, it’s their wish design, and they don’t trust Seth all that much, and even though there’s no chance this will ever happen, if it did they had this vague feeling that Seth would somehow get the better of them. Suddenly, it’s turned into a secret, and they unconsciously shrink away from him.)
TOM (not angry, just defensive): What do you want?
SETH (casually pulling up a chair, unfazed by the whole thing): I hear you guys are designing wishes.
SETH (sharklike, a businessman smelling a great deal): I want in.
TOM (possessive): You’re not getting our wishes, Seth. We designed them.
SETH (confidently, launching into a business presentation): The problem is that if you phrase the wish wrong, the genie will interpret it in the worst possible way, right?
SETH: If you two look at your wish phrasings, you’ll find a few errors – but when I look at it, I’ll find more. And the more people we have looking over our work to double-check it….
TOM (slack-jaw astonished, staring away from Seth and at the camera, so amazed he can’t even make eye contact): My God. You’re talking about open-source wishes.
SETH (raising a finger, quoting a famous open-source doctrine, suddenly a wise guru dispensing advice): “Given enough eyes, all bugs become shallow.”