The true story of the simple machine that helped humanity defeat a horrible enemy—not Multivac, but a simple coin, repeatedly tossed.
Fluff. Short, with no character worth remembering, and not really worth bothering with. The final twist is kind of interesting—once. And Asimov’s point about reading too much into the statistics with which we surround ourselves is well-taken. It is, however, still a minor work.
|Nightfall and Other Stories|
|The Asimov Chronicles|
|Complete Stories, The, Vol. 1|