Wednesday January 1, 2003
It was only a matter of time before function caught up with outdated form. Neckties began as handy napkins, and served nicely to keep food from landing on one's shirt. That they proceeded to evolve into something you'd need to use a napkin to protect demonstrates the truth in James P. Hogan's statement: Evolution is not TOWARD something. Evolution is AWAY FROM.

Massey's hypernetted neck-phone is about as far away from being a napkin as it is possible to be, while still being attached to his neck.

Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part III: Handsome Ransom

Transcript

Schlock:Massey, you gotta get us out of here. We've been here all day.
Massey:It's our top priority. There are bounty hunters targeting us all, and you're dangerously exposed in here.
Schlock:And now it's night, and they don't even have a bathtub for me to what?
Massey:Hang on. Tagon's calling me
Massey:They did?Hmmm...Yes sir. I'm on it.
Massey:Sorry, guys. You've been reprioritized. I'll be back in the morning.
Legs:What exactly did he mean when he said "Dangerously exposed?"