Scribblings not contained in the surveillance log
Read If They Get Me isn't quite a Choose Your Own Adventure. It's more like wandering wikipedia. You get to decide how to read it, but the story itself doesn't change, just how much of the context you understand. In here, everything is connected, and each page you read teaches you more, slowly unraveling the surreal world of San Francisco's futuristic recent past.
Long before there was Uber Eats and Postmates, there was "Winston" the delivery driver. Long before shelter in place and work from home, there were the programmers he brings food to and their ominous CEO, who communicates using only lines from movies.
The prologue explains a bit of how this story got online, but you can skip that for a random page. Your experience will begin in media res, but there are connections which will help you find your way. When the chapters mention an earlier event in these pages, the mention becomes a link to that page, so any pages you missed become backstory. Each page ends with a list of later pages which mention what you just read. Links in bright blue show the places your browser hasn't been.
This project was an experiment. The chapters were originally published on a blog, just ahead of real-time, usually when events of the chapter were a few days in the future. Now it sits at the crossroads between punk and dada, with scenes scribbled in a spiral-bound notebook, torn out and scrambled by a drummer trying to make sense of his scrambled life and the strange new world where he finds himself...
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future." -Steve Jobs