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“So what you do is click the refresh button,” says Magret, “and just keep on clicking it until it says the count is done. Then you print that out and walk it down to Detton.”

Erhard waits.

“Oh, that’s… that’s all there is,” he says, at length.

“Yep!” Magret beams.

“This is a job,” says Erhard, choosing words with care, “that a monkey could do.”

Magret’s smile inverts. “That is absolutely untrue! We have tried it with monkeys and they can’t stay focused. They need more mental stimulation.”

Erhard feels his spine weaken a little.

“They also cost more,” Magret says.