Date: 2016-08-08 02:00 pm (UTC)
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"Press Ann" is a story on the theme of machines/ai subtly controlling things in order to enhance (their favored) people's lives, which is why both stories reminded me a bit of it. A woman and her boyfriend are at an ATM to withdraw money for their date - it's her card, he's told her he's lost his - and the ATM displays increasingly strange and personal options. It's spare and clever, dialogue-only interspersed with the display on the ATM.

I read it in an anthology published in 1993 (that also included Bisson's most well-known story, "They're Made out of Meat"), so it's at least that old.
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