|Genre(s)||science fiction short story|
|Published in||Asimov's Science Fiction|
|Publication date||May 1998|
The story follows Thom, a Catholic man who refuses to get his brain "optimized." After meeting Hellene, an HR representative from Prague who does have an optimized brain, he brings her back to his place for a visit. She tries to convince him of the benefits of optimization, and he explain the reasons he hasn’t done it.