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"'—We Also Walk Dogs'" is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein.

A company that provides various personal services such as shopping for you or walking your dogs or supplying a host for a party, is asked to do the impossible: enable an interplanetary conference to be held on earth, whose strong gravity is inhospitable to Martians and Ganymedians.

First published in 1941. Anthologized in The Green Hills of Earth, 1951 and in The Past Through Tomorrow, 1967. This story should be considered in relation to "The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and The Next Episode of Capitalism" by Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin, Viking Press; (October 10, 2002), ISBN 0670887366.

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