The static of careless voices has always fogged the edges
where humans congregate.
They seem louder now,
lying about propriety,
Back when they rolled this applause thing out, it felt so intrusive that it was hard to grasp the fact that they weren’t going to budge on it. They thought it really was the only way to make fair measurements on the platform.
So this is what I understand now: everyone behind the wall is working for a percentage of the…