Byron the Bulb goes Web 2.0
If you’ve read Gravity’s Rainbow, you’ll remember the story of Byron the Bulb (if not you can read the excerpt here). He’s a conscious, immortal light bulb who was born in Budapest before the war. He can communicate with other bulbs over the power lines. They’re planning M-Day, when they attack and send all of humanity into epileptic fits by strobing together. Unfortunately, the Phoebus cartel is after them, and he has to make a dramatic escape.
We haven’t heard anything from Byron in recent years. Is he still out there? My guess, based on this announcement in the news, is that he is, and he’s planning something big. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.