10 Apr 2000 argent   » (Master)

The other night:

I'm sitting at the table in this fast food mexican place eating fajita tacos (and skimming Salon or something on my Visor thanks to Sitescooper) in a bit of a hurry, when I see this old guy in the corner. Looks like your stereotypical career homeless guy, stringy grey hair, weathered face, carrying a bundle and a bedroll.

But he's sitting there typing on this honking laptop with a 13" TFT screen (plugged into the wall... he'd found himself a table where he could borrow a bit of fast food electricity), and now and then he'd go outside and walk back and forth, smoking a cigarette, talking on a cellphone, gesticulating like some hot executive making a deal. Reminded me of Chad Mulligan in Stand on Zanzibar. Working on the Hipcrime Manifesto, maybe... boy he'll be pissed when he finds some spammer in India has ripped off the name.

Never did find out what was going on. If anyone else has seen this apparition (Taco Cabana, corner of Bissonet and Kirkwood, Houston, Texas) fill me in...

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