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The Furby Conspiracy

The following is a transcript of an email exchange I had a few years ago with Savannah, an Orlando radio personality. I wasn't sure what her response would be, and was pleasantly surprised when she took it and ran with it.

Just to make it perfectly clear: The first email, the one that describes the development of the Furby, is a work of fiction. Savannah's reactions to it, however, are real.

(Audio segments are in mp3 format.)

Sent: Thursday, December 03, 1998 4:10 AM
Subject: The Furby Project

Dear Savannah,

I am writing to you because on Wednesday's "Monsters of the Midday" show you immediately recognized the evil inherent in this year's most-wanted Christmas toy. You are right to be concerned. The following is a short history of the development of this technology.


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