I love this piece! I'm looking forward to reading the part of the project from @doctorow too. This whole project sounds great.
I noticed a strange typo/artifact in the story, but I can't find a place to submit it to boingboing (and I don't want to call them out on Twitter)
(it's a little more than half way through the story)
He doubled up choking with despair, and I had to pound his 86 AN AURA
shoulder blades. I was lucky that as an industry promoter and
marketing guy I’d never really grasped code. I couldn’t take this half
as hard as he did.