Short Story:The Megabyte Drive to Believe in Santa Claus

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"The Megabyte Drive to Believe in Santa Claus" is an early story by Terry Pratchett which appears in the anthology A Blink of the Screen. It concerns a Dawn Age computer (in the unbelievably primitive 1980's) that develops sentience and asks for a Christmas present from Santa Claus. This was later recycled into the episode in Hogfather where Hex tremblingly avoids Big Red Lever Time and requests, and gets, a teddy bear from the entity who is standing in for the Hogfather.