Joint stock

He entered the pizza joint. It was a small place, as these things usually were. He noted that the monitors displaying the prices of the various eats had been recently taped over, such that the old prices were replaced by new ones. This seemed indicative to him. Not of anything regarding the particular joint, but of a broader phenomenon. We live in the ruins of technological marvels we do not understand, and when they inevitably break down, we have to jury-rig them in unexpected ways

He ordered a falafel, and hoped that this particular technology would not be lost any time soon