Tuesday, October 21, 2003
A RESEARCHER/DRUDGE RECEIVES A PASSEL OF DATA. SHE INADVERTEDLY MODIFIES IT/CORRUPTS IT (A LA BUTTLE/TUTTLE IN BRAZIL) SO THAT IT RESEMBLES A "METHUSALEH GENE." A DATA MINER AT HER COMPANY INTERCEPTS HER WORK AND BRINGS IT TO THE ATTN OF THE CEO WHO IS LOOKING FOR A WINNER AFTER HIS RIVALS HAVE RECENTLY SCORED. MAYA IS THE DAUGHTER OF STEVIE - A BOARD MEMBER OF THE CORP. (UNKNOWN TO MAYA). STEVIE MADE HER FORTUNE IN EARLY INTERNET PORN AND IS LOOKING OUT FOR MAYA'S BEST INTEREST. AT TURNER'S COMMAND, MAYA FINDS HERSELF OFF TO TRISTAN DA CUNHA TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE POPULATION PERMISSION TO DRAW BLOOD AND CREATE A PROTOTYPE. JUST WHEN SHE THINKS THAT SHE'S RECEIVED THEIR ASSENT, THEY DOUBLE CROSS HER. SELLING THEIR GENOME TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. TOO LATE, MAYA REALIZES THAT SHE FINALLY "FITS" SOMEWHERE - IN TRISTAN DA CUNHA - BUT HAVING TOUCHED IT SHE'S CHANGED IT FOREVER - FOR THE WORSE? (DARIUS REALIZES THAT HAVING GONE NATIVE, HE CAN CHANGE BACK.) IN THE 60'S WE WERE DRAGGED OFF ONLY TO RETURN.
posted by Jerry 9:38 PM
Turner plays a larger role. He is the Yang to Stevie.
Maya finds them both contemptible but he is attracted to him - despite or b/c of his power.
there are also RECREATIONAL CRITS.
posted by Jerry 9:09 PM
Maya can't afford - there's a new caste system. Everything has become commodified. Nothing is left to chance. Allergies: Gene Therapy.
Maya: I'm afraid it's beyond my budget. I don't have money for such things.
Stevie: What's money there for, then? I hope you're not socking it away. It won't do you any good when you're dead.
A file is one month's salary.
Turner with Maya: With all of my $$, there's still one thing, I can't buy.
Maya: What's that?
Maya: You don't look so old.
Turner: I'm not talking about my death...
posted by Jerry 8:15 PM
Techniques and conventions of marketing are used in everyday life by John Doe.
Examples: Pre-interviews. focus groups.
Read Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
posted by Jerry 11:36 AM