"[CURTAIN]" is, in part, a conversation between Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" and ELIZA, a computer program that emulates a Rogerian therapist. Here's a bit of that conversation:
ELIZA: Please go on.You can read the rest of "[CURTAIN]" as part of the issue's online preview, or you can order a copy and enjoy all of the great work editors Peter Jurmu and James Tadd Adcox have assembled.
ESTRAGON: I can't go on like this.
ELIZA: Have you tried?
ESTRAGON: If we parted? That might be better for us.
ELIZA: What do you know about we parted?
ESTRAGON: And if he comes?
ELIZA: What does this speculation lead to?
ESTRAGON: Well? Shall we go?
ELIZA: Tell me more about that.
ELIZA: Have you asked such questions before?