The Basics of the New Machines

50-word story

The basics of the new machines are the same as the old machines.
You fuel them, oil them, care for them with spare parts and paint, maintenance.
You do that, everything is fine.
For a while.
Then one day you show up and have no job.
The machine? Still working.

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