It’s been long since I read about Benny Profane’s resigned bemusement.
Besides the mystery, the worldly imagery, the slapstick and the wonder,
I recall the transformation, piece by piece, of the elusive title character
into a mechanical shell, or something like it.
What started out with headphones, earpods, and the such,
for easy mobile interaction,
is progressing to a far, far denser space, more complex than any organ…
… more so even than the future.
Long ago, before all this, it invented reality.