on the obscelence of the Deliverator

also, it strikes me that the younger amongst you might not, if you've read Snowcrash, quite get why the Deliverator's job was such a big thing. See back in the way back when, american Pizza places tended to offer delivery guarantees of "Hot in 30 minutes or your pizza's free." Of course this created a goodly number of delivery person fatalities since they are paid jack shit, had no control over the production speed of their pizzas, and the free pizzas were taken out of their pay. Thus we no longer have 30 minute pizza delivery, but when Stephenson wrote his book, it looked like one of those eternal American institutions (which mostly don't actually exist, but whatever.)

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