"They communicate with condiments.
"I noticed how the pack of jelly was in different locations on the plates in
the queue and then realized the waitresses hadn't said a word to the chef
all morning. After a little digging around, I found this flickr image of
the grill cheat sheet explaining exactly what condiment means what and how
to arrange them on a plate to indicate a specific order."
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.