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I am trying to track down a short story, that I think was by Heinlein (?), about a boy who was the only person who could not connect to a central computer like everyone else and had to learn to read books like a barbarian. At the end, the computer breaks down and he is the only person who knows how to do anything.

There was a tv adaptation in the late 90s…

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  • The TV 'adaptation' could be The Outer Limits episode Stream of Consciousness, but that wasn't an adaptation it was an original work by David Shore
    – Valorum
    Dec 8, 2023 at 19:36
  • I think it's Asimov, not Heinlein, but can't help further than that. Dec 8, 2023 at 19:40
  • Definitely not Heinlein. Dec 8, 2023 at 19:41
  • @AntonSherwood - Asimov wrote a few different stories on this general theme; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feeling_of_Power
    – Valorum
    Dec 8, 2023 at 19:44
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    The classic Asimov story about being unable to use computer (tape) education and having to read books to learn is "Profession"
    – DavidW
    Dec 8, 2023 at 19:47

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