some people are so high on their own supply they can't really communicate in a normal fashion. they just want to keep the machine cranking. they're in love with their own performance.
this is the power of autism -- true power, in its rawest form. an absolute impermeability to the demands of others, and single-minded focus on your god-given mission.Mark Fisher was the same. He'd never talk to you. He was talking, and you were there. If you asked a question the machine would stutter slightly, there'd be a pause and he'd continue the monologue as though you'd never said anything.
i believe they were collecting train paraphernalia and setting up hifi systems while working a white collar bureaucratic job. computers destroyed their jobs, but gave them a new outlet. however Academia is having a harder time with their crop of autists...you should have seen our other-life too. it just makes you think, where were all these super-auts before the internet? no one ever got to witness the power before. now theyre everywhere.