It was only a matter of time before function caught up with outdated form.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.